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Westbrook's 18th triple-double leads Thunder past Grizzlies

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) blocks a shot by Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Thunder center Steven Adams is at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) blocks a shot by Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Thunder center Steven Adams is at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after a dunk during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Oklahoma City won 103-95. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after a dunk during the fourth quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Oklahoma City won 103-95. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook passes between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Vince Carter (15) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Westbrook posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and the Thunder won 103-95. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook passes between Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) and guard Vince Carter (15) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Westbrook posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and the Thunder won 103-95. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures after being fouled during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures after being fouled during the second quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:06 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook posted his 18th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 103-95 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for the 55th triple-double of his career. He already has matched his triple-double total from last season less than halfway through this one, and last season's total was the most for an NBA player since Magic Johnson had 18 during the 1981-82 season.

Enes Kanter scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo added 16 for the Thunder, who won their third straight and avenged their worst loss of the season. Oklahoma City lost 114-80 in Memphis on Dec. 29, a game Westbrook was ejected from.

Mike Conley scored 22 points, and Zach Randolph and Chandler Parsons each scored 14 for the Grizzlies.

The Thunder led 55-44 at halftime, but Memphis pulled to 59-58 midway through the third quarter. Westbrook got his 10th assist on a pass to Oladipo for a 3-pointer as the Thunder tried to regain their footing. Oklahoma City closed the quarter strong and led 75-67 heading into the fourth.

Westbrook clinched his triple-double when he snagged his 10th rebound on a missed free throw in the fourth.

Thunder center Steven Adams got back to break up a fast break, then blocked a shot by Conley. Oladipo made a 3 on the other end to put Oklahoma City up 93-86 with just more than a minute to play.

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: Committed just three turnovers in the first half and 10 in the game. ... C Marc Gasol, the team's leading scorer at nearly 20 points per game, finished with nine on 4-for-12 shooting.

Thunder: G Semaj Christon, a reserve who played regular minutes while Cameron Payne was out with a broken foot, was inactive and hasn't played in three games since Payne returned as Westbrook's backup. ... The Thunder are 33-3 the past two seasons when Westbrook gets a triple-double.

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: At the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Thunder: At the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.

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