Russell Westbrook hits triple-double as Wizards snap Trail Blazers’ winning streak

Westbrook-Beal lead Wizards to 4th consecutive win

Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook
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Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook seemed unstoppable in Washington Wizards’ latest encounter against Trail Blazers. Having scored 27 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, he led Wizards to snap end Trail Blazers’ 6-game winning streak. Bradley Beal dropped 37 points yet again to lead his team to 4-wins stretch. Rui Hachimura had 17 points, whereas reserve Robin Lopez added 10. 

Talking about the Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard knocked double-double with 35 points and 12 assists, but he was 10 for 30 from the field. Enes Kanter had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Portland, and Robert Covington finished with 11 points and 11 boards. 

Lillard was held in check in the first half, going 2 for 13 from the field. But he scored 23 points in the third quarter on 7-for-8 shooting. He was hit in the neck by an elbow from Washington’s Raul Neto. But he remained in the game after he was examined by the Blazers training staff. 

Russell Westbrook leads Wizards past Trail Blazers with yet another triple-double 

The Trail Blazers had a 96-93 lead with 8:39 left when the Wizards grabbed control with a 10-2 spurt. Lopez sparked the run with a layup, Davis Bertans hit a key 3 and Hachimura finished the decisive stretch with a foul shot, making it 103-98 with 5:40 to go. Bertans made another big 3 with 2:18 left, lifting Washington to a 110-101 lead. 

It has been over a month since starting center Jusuf Nurkic had surgery on his right wrist. Although the Blazers have not yet updated his status and aren’t expected to do so for another two weeks, they are encouraged by the fact that he has been able to stay in relatively good shape since he can still work out his lower body. 

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