Toronto, that’s a lot of trouble.
The NBA top game in Toronto is full of emotions. Three Raptors stars and the coach fly down. Westbrook follows in the footsteps of Michael Jordan.
Oklahoma City Thunder have won the top game in the NBA against Toronto Raptors and won an important victory in the race for the best play-off spots.
Superstar Russell Westbrook’s team won 132-125 against the Toronto Raptors in a fiercely contested top game, inflicting the Canadians their first defeat in a row after eleven victories.
Westbrook once again left their mark on the game and played a major role in OKC’s success. With 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, the playmaker made the fifth triple double in the last five games.
The last player to do this trick in the NBA is Michael Jordan. The living basketball legend created seven such games in a row in the 1988/1989 season.
However, at the end of the match the referees came to the fore and their decisions really upset the coach, the players and the fans of the Raptors.
There were three minutes left to play when Raptors playmaker Kyle Lowry got the sixth foul at 119:119 and had to leave the court. The spirits were really high 30 seconds before the end.
After Toronto’s second superstar DeMar DeRozan didn’t get a whistle, he got a technical foul for his vehement complaints. A few seconds later another whistle went off, the Shooting Guard raged again and was kicked out.
Team-mate Serge Ibaka, who also had to leave the court, was upset about this. After obviously a fan had insulted the referees, they strangely also send the coach of the Raptors, Dwane Casey, into the cabin.
After the final siren, security officers had to accompany the arbitrators from the court so that they could enter the cabin undamaged.
In addition to Westbrook, Center Steven Adams with 25 points and eight rebounds and superstar Paul George with 22 points, five rebounds and three steals shone on OKC’s side.
In Toronto, DeRozan (24 points and five assists) and Lowry (22 points and ten assists) stood out before being kicked out.
Despite the defeat, Toronto remains the sovereign leader in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, OKC consolidated fourth place in the standings, which would give the team a home advantage in the first play-off round.