Thompson and Westbrook shine in NBA


December 07, 2016
Russell Westbrook
Klay Thompson

Plenty of points for Klay Thompson; plenty of everything, as usual, for Russell Westbrook.

On a momentous Monday night in the NBA, Thompson had the biggest game with a career-high 60 points and Westbrook continued his sensational season with a sixth straight triple-double.

There were many mesmerising performances but Thompson's topped them all, with a 40-point first half in under 19 minutes of Golden State's 142-106 victory over Indiana.

"That's a feat that I put money on will probably never be touched ever again in the history of basketball," teammate Stephen Curry said.

Westbrook had 32 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in Oklahoma City's 102-99 victory at Atlanta, giving him the NBA's longest streak of triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989.

"Obviously, the league hasn't seen something like this in a long, long time," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

Thompson, who already owns the NBA record with 37 points in a quarter, might have scored many more if the Warriors weren't so explosive.

He checked out after just 29 minutes and less than three quarters and thought he could have got to 80.

"I think I could have, maybe one day I'll have the opportunity," he said. "But 60 in 29 minutes is not too bad."

Westbrook, who is averaging a triple-double, was chosen Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday and is probably the leader in the race for the NBA's biggest individual prize, the MVP.

He has 11 triple-doubles in 22 games.

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