Westbrook has 40 as Houston Rockets rally to win over LA Clippers by 122-117

Russell Westbrook has played his fair share of great games in front of his friends and family at the LA’s Staples Center. On the Thursday night, playing for the Houston Rockets, he had one of his best games in the arena.

Russell Westbrook scored his 40 points as well as 10 rebounds to lead the 122-117 win for the Houston Rockets against the LA Clippers on the Thursday night.

Westbrook said after the win, “It is fun to come here and then get a big win like this. Winning is the main thing here.”

This is the most points that have been scored by Westbrook during the 45 games he played for NBA league at the Staples Center and also his 12th game where he has scored 30 or more points. As for his career record, this was the 40th game of his career where he has scored 40 points or more in the last 11 years. With this, Westbrook ahs tied with the 22nd spot on the career list.

Apart from James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Westbrook is the first-ever Rockets’ player to have a game where he scored 40 points. The last one was the Kevin martin of Houston Rockets who scored 45 points back in January of 2011. He is also the first player after James Harden to have scored 30 points or more in consecutive games.

Houston Rockets were trailing by a huge deficit for the 2nd straight game as they were down by 16 in the final 3 minutes of the 3rd period before making a late rally. They also had trialed on Monday night by 25 points to win the game to mark the biggest margin win of the franchise’s history.

Harden scored a total of 28 points, 6 of which were scored in the last 6 minutes of the game including the crucial 3-pointer that allowed for Rockets to be at 116-113.

Up next for Rockets is the road game against the Phoenix Suns while the Clippers will have their road game against the San Antonio Spurs next.

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