Russell Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to notch five straight triple-doubles in the NBA, his latest on Sunday powering Oklahoma City to a 101-92 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans.
Westbrook scored 28 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and handed out 12 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season and his fifth in a row.
His streak is the longest since Jordan posted seven straight in 1989.
“It’s just a blessing,” Westbrook said. “I’m very, very blessed to be able to play the game I love. Like I’ve said before, I never take it for granted. Every time I step on the floor, I’m blessed beyond belief.”
Thunder center Enes Kanter recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds. Victor Oladipo added 15 points for Oklahoma City, who withstood 37 points and 15 rebounds from Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
In New York, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points apiece to lead the Knicks to a 106-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
It was the third time in four games that Rose scored 20 points. Brandon Jennings added a season-high 19 points and Kristaps Porzingis chipped in 15 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Knicks, who handed Sacramento their third straight defeat.
Sunday is always a great day for football fans around the world to unwind and watch their favorite NFL teams battle on the gridiron.
The four games previewed will begin at 10:00pm (GST).
LOS ANGELES RAMS vs NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
The Patriots and Tom Brady will look to overcome the loss of Rob Gronkowski and beat the Rams, who will be eager to get their first win with rookie Jared Goff at quarterback. Victory would give Brady the most wins of any quarterback in the history of the NFL. He is 2-1 lifetime against the Rams and is 98-17 in his career at Gillette Stadium and is 50-10 in December, when the Patriots are traditionally very tough to beat.
HOUSTON TEXANS vs GREEN BAY PACKERS
Lambeau Field is always a tough place for opposing teams that visit and despite the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers nursing an injured hamstring, the Texans defense will still need to be strong. Both teams are riddled with injuries, and are trying to get on a run to the postseason. The Packers defense has been on the downside, while Houstons offense is ranked 29th in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS vs ATLANTA FALCONS
Both teams are missing key players this week but that won’t stop the Chiefs from trying to steal a game in Atlanta. Matt Ryan is running a prolific offense this season, while Alex Smith and the Chiefs are struggling to get points on the board. The Chiefs are ranked No. 27 in offensive yards, while the Falcons’ defense is ranked last in stopping the pass; this match up presents a huge contrast in offense as well as defense.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES vs CINCINNATI BENGALS
The two teams are below .500 in the standings, but it should still be an exciting a match-up. The Eagles are trying to get back on track and assume a wild card spot in the playoffs, while Cincinnati have a tough road to the playoffs as they must win the five remaining games and hope the Ravens or Steelers lose games. Both defenses are performing well, but the Bengals offense has been hindered by the absence of their star receiver AJ Green, who is out with a hamstring injury.
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Football fans can catch live games on Sunday’s at the following venues in Dubai:
McGettigan’s Irish Pub www.mcgettigans.com
Original Wings & Rings originalwingsandrings.ae
The Underground pub www.habtoorgranddining.com/TheUndergroundPub
Claw BBQ www.clawbbq.com
Let us know of any other venues you think we should include.
Back in January, ESPN’s Ryan Leong took this brilliant video of Golden State Warriors icon Curry going to toe-to-toe with trickshot specialists the Harlem Globetrotters.
Who came out on top? We’ll leave that up to you to decide.