Westbrook First to Notch Perfect Triple-Double – In a season full of history, Russell Westbrook made a little more Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, becoming the first player to record a triple-double while going perfect from the floor and the free throw line. “Just play, honestly,” Westbrook said of his efficient night in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 122-97 win. “Just trying to take my time. Westbrook shot 6-of-6 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the free throw line, finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists in 28 minutes.
Embiid Set for Surgery on Meniscus, 76ers Say – Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will have surgery on the meniscus in his left knee in the coming days, the team announced Wednesday. More details, including a timetable, will be announced after the surgery is completed, the Sixers said. Sources said that Embiid and the Sixers had been exploring treatment options after he suffered a partially torn meniscus and bone bruise in his left knee on Jan. 20 against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Sixers initially hoped that surgery would not be necessary on the knee, but a recent scan revealed “a more pronounced tear,” according to one source close to the situation.