Russell Westbrook logs a monstrous triple-double in Thunder's triple-OT win

Dec 15 2017 Philadelphia PA USA Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George and forward Carmelo Anthony steal the ball from Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit Bill Strei

The Oklahoma City Thunder appear to be rounding into form.

Can the Oklahoma City Thunder solve the host Philadelphia 76ers tonight when they do battle at 7PM ET?

Anthony hasn't spoken at shootarounds all season with the Thunder, something he typically did on the road with the Knicks in his seven season in NY.

When the Thunder came out of the three overtimes of pure madness the winners, Westbrook made sure to wave goodbye to Embiid.

It was the Sixers' fifth loss in six games and dropped them to 14-14.

That includes a 100-95 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday night, in George's return to Indianapolis.

Raymond Felton was the Thunder's best bench option, with 14 points and 4-of-5 three point shooting.

"He told me to go home". "Everybody can move on". Anthony had struggled headed into Friday's game, averaging just 17.7 points on 40 per cent shooting.

Westbrook finished with 27 points, 18 rebounds, and 15 assists, the last of which was a feed to Andre Roberson to give OKC the lead with nine seconds to play. He is shooting a career-worst 38.9 percent from the field and 71.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Embiid scored the first bucket of OT as the Sixers led for the first time in the game.

Joel Embiid registered 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the victory at Minnesota.

"I grew up in NY in days like today on freezing cold, shoveling off driveways to play basketball, putting a basketball over the top of an oven to play, and watching the Sixers play against Boston and watching Mo Cheeks play and seeing those rivalries and those double-headers with Dick Stockton back then in the early '80s", Donovan said. "So I've just got to keep getting treatment on making sure it's not tight".

Roberson will start Friday night against the Sixers, according to Thunder coach Billy Donovan, but will be on a minutes restriction. However, the time expired after Sixers small forward Robert Covington grabbed the rebound of his second miss. Guard/forward Justin Anderson (shin splints) is also out.

Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and seven rebounds and Paul George added 24 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Thunder (14-14), who blew a double-digit lead and needed extra periods to see off the home side, which rallied from a 17-point deficit.

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