Russell Westbrook ties career-high with 45 points (26 in a half) vs the Pelicans

“Russell is as competitive as any player I have been around,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “He obviously has the talent and the skill base, but his heart and his desire to win, and to win every possession, is what makes him great.”

The great Westbrook tied a career-high last night with 45 points in a win against the Pelicans.  25 came in the first half which included a career-high 19 in the first.

“Just trying to find a way to keep us in the game and get us a win,” Westbrook said. “This was a must-win for us coming into their building. That was my only thing.”

James Harden and Klay Thompson are the only two other players to score 40 atleast 3 times this season.