Pelicans vs. Thunder: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

February 11th, 2016 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The Oklahoma City Thunder head into the All-Star break with 40 wins after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 at home Thursday night.

Russell Westbrook finished a rebound short of getting his ninth triple-double. The Thunder point guard scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out 10 assists.

More importantly, through the course of the night, Westbrook also made history, per Bleacher Report:

Kevin Durant also chipped in 23 points and six assists.

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday were two of the bright spots for New Orleans. They each scored 23 points apiece but had little support from the rest of the roster. Ryan Anderson particularly struggled, finishing 2-of-12 from the field for four points.

Scott Kushner of the Advocate believes Anderson's poor performance really doomed the Pelicans on Thursday:

While this was just another regular-season game, the Thunder had added motivation to win for assistant coach Monty Williams, whose wife, Ingrid, died Wednesday in a car accident, per The emotion evident in Durant's pregame interview illustrated ...

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