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  • 26 Jun
    导出博客文章OKLAHOMA CITY -- Tired wasnt an option for Russell Westbrook on Friday night.The
    explosive point guard had 51 points in a triple-double and scored the winning
    points in the Oklahoma City Thunders 113-110 overtime victory over the Phoenix
    Suns. He played just over 45 minutes and never slowed down.Youve got to want to
    win, he said. Very simple. When you want to win, you dont think about being
    tired. To me, being tired is a mind thing. Its in your mind. Youve got to go out
    there and compete at a high level and leave it on the floor.According to the
    Thunder, it was the first 50-point triple-double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had
    one in 1975. Westbrook finished with 13 rebounds and 10 assists and took a
    career-high 44 shots to claim his 38th career triple-double.It was the
    franchises first game without Kevin Durant on the roster since it moved to
    Oklahoma City in 2008. Durant left in the offseason to play for the Golden State
    Warriors. In Oklahoma Citys home opener, Westbrook reminded the fans that theres
    still star power in town.Westbrook made a layup to put the Thunder up a point
    with 7.6 seconds remaining. Phoenixs Devin Booker missed a layup and Westbrook
    was fouled. Westbrook scored his 50th and 51st points at the free-throw line
    with 3.5 seconds remaining. Booker missed a 3-pointer as time expired.Westbrook
    was 17 of 44 from the field, 2 of 10 from 3-point range and made 15 of 20 free
    throws. He scored 39 points in the second half and overtime.Thats what he does,
    Booker said. He is an aggressive scorer. One of the best players in the league.
    We knew that coming in here.T.J. Warren had a career-high 30 points for the
    Suns.Westbrook tied it at 59 on a layup and free throw early in the third, but
    the Suns responded with a 12-0 run. Westbrook kept the Thunder in it with 23
    points in the third quarter on 7-for- 12 shooting, but the Suns led 83-77
    heading into the fourth.Westbrook returned from a rest with 8:50 remaining and
    the Thunder trailing 89-81. Four minutes later, his driving layup gave the
    Oklahoma City a 97-96 lead. Westbrook then found Roberson open, and Robersons
    3-pointer pushed Oklahoma Citys lead to 102-98 with 2:39 to play.After Phoenix
    rallied to tie it at 102, Westbrook missed several chances to put the Thunder
    ahead late in regulation, including a missed 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds
    left.Late in overtime, Westbrook didnt hesitate on his way to the hoop.I should
    have attacked the first time and be able to get to the paint and try to finish,
    he said.---TIP-INSSuns: Coach Earl Watson played for the Thunder during the
    2008-09 season. ... The Suns led 31-13 in the first quarter and 40-25 at the end
    of the period. ... Phoenix shot 69.6 percent in the first quarter and 19.2
    percent in the second.Thunder: Domantas Sabonis, a rookie, started in his
    first-ever regular-season home game. He finished with eight points on 4 for 6
    shooting. ... Backup point guard Cameron Payne sat out with a fractured right
    foot. ... Westbrook was issued a technical in the third quarter, but it was
    taken away upon review. ... Victor Oladipo scored 21 points.STAT LINESWestbrooks
    averages through two games are 41.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists. His
    23 points in the third quarter matched Durants Thunder record for a
    quarter.DEFENSIVE SWITCHThe Suns led by 18 in the first quarter, but Oklahoma
    City held Phoenix to 5-for-26 shooting in the second quarter to cut it to 53-49
    at halftime.Just defending, Westbrook said. We know that we came out sluggish,
    especially on the defensive end. We locked down.QUOTE OF THE NIGHTWatson, on
    defending Westbrook: For us, Westbrook shot 44 times, 20 free throws. Were
    living with that. Well live with that many shots. Our team played great.UP
    NEXTSuns: Sunday, they travel to Golden State to face Durants new team.Thunder:
    Sunday, they host the Lakers and new coach Luke Walton.---Follow Cliff Brunt on
    Twitter (at)CliffBruntAP
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    in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring
    training. Indias opener, Murali Vijay, anchored his sides reply to Englands
    first-innings total of 400, by adding a 169-ball 70 that guided his side to 146
    for 1 at stumps on the second day of the fourth Test in Mumbai on Friday.England
    looked comfortably poised at the start of the day at 288 for 5, with Ben Stokes
    and Jos Buttler at the crease. Virat Kohli opted for spin, first up and the ploy
    worked as R Ashwin, in the third over of the day, dismissed Stokes for 31, to
    claim his 23rd five-for in Tests, making him the joint third-highest for India
    with Kapil Dev. Only Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh have more. Ashwin has
    claimed 47 wickets in 2016, the most by a spinner in India in a calendar year,
    going past Erapalli Prasannas record that had stood since 1969.England managed
    385 for 8 in the first session, with Ravindra Jadeja joining Ashwin in the
    wickets. The disciplined bowling effort restricted the tourists to a respectable
    first--innings total.ddddddddddddndia stuttered at the start and lost opener, KL
    Rahul for 24 in the 14th over. The set back didnt affect Vijays tempo as he
    clobbered Adil Rashid for a four and a six in the third over after England had
    made the breakthrough.Vijay rarely lost concentration during his innings. He
    drove the ball elegantly and attacked Englands bowlers when the pressure built
    up. England did have a chance to dismiss the opener, in the 32nd over, but
    wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow failed to stump him.Vijay motored along on a
    Wankhede surface that aided batsmen. The Vijay-Pujara combine added 107 runs for
    the second wicket at stumps. Vijay had hit six fours and two sixes in his
    unbeaten knock. Pujara joins him with an unbeaten 47. The hosts are still 254
    runs shy of Englands first-innings effort.
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