With potential MVP Russell Westbrook in town, the Brooklyn Nets (12-54) failed to pull out their first win streak of the season with a 122-104 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder (38-29) on Tuesday. Westbrook recorded his 33rd triple double of the season as the Thunder outscored the Nets 60-42 in the second half. It was an evenly matched first half that saw Brooklyn and OKC all tied up at 62 apiece. The Nets grew cold in the second half and nailed just five field goals in the first 16 minutes of the second half, putting OKC up by double digits for most of the fourth quarter. A close shootout in Seattle Seahawks Authentic Jersey the first half turned into a blowout in the second half. The dagger was delivered with 2:29 in the fourth quarter as OKC went up by 17. And thus, the Nets failed to win two straight games again. The “L train” of Brooklyn (Lopez, Lin and LeVert) gave them a chance, but they had very little help. The trio combined for 65 points on 21-of-36 shooting. The issue was obvious as mentioned. Once they checked out, there was nobody to pick up where they left off in the second half. After a string of 50-point performances, the reserves scored just 20 points and squandered a close game once the trio checked out. It went from a one-point deficit to a 10-point deficit once Lopez and Lin checked back in. Brooklyn’s bench is 2nd in the NBA for points per game. It didn’t look that way. LeVert – who played Ben Wallace Authentic Jersey one of his best games of his rookie year – checked out around the six-minute mark of the third quarter and sat for an extended 12+ minutes. Down 12 with just 5:38 remaining, there wasn’t much time for the rookie to make a big difference. He finished with 16 points. Lin scored a season-high 24 points and five assists in 26 minutes. Lopez finished with a team-high 25 points. Aside from those three, Randy Foye was the only player in double digits with 13 points. Oklahoma City tried to take advantage of Brooklyn’s small lineup. Early on, Billy Donovan exposed the matchup of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson on Taj Gibson. Gibson scored all 11 of his points in the first seven minutes of the game. After the first, the Nets swarmed the paint with double teams and tried to shut him out as much as possible. His last bucket of the evening came at the 5:07 mark of the first quarter. However, Enes Kanter took his place and dominated the smaller lineups of Brooklyn with 17 points http://www.seahawksofficialsproshop.com in 19 minutes. And then there was this guy named Russell Westbrook. He nearly finished the first half with a triple double of 13 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Averaging a near double double this season, Westbrook finished with 25 points, 19 assists, 11 rebounds and two steals. Westbrook had 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds in his 33rd triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-104 on Tuesday night. Westbrook shot just 6 of 18 from the field after scoring 40 or more points in five of his previous eight games, but as usual, he was the dominant player on the floor even when his shot didn't fall. He was caught off guard by the appreciation from what was a mostly full and lively crowd despite a winter storm that pounded New York on Tuesday. Fans rewarded him with "MVP! MVP!" chants and even yelled to him how many rebounds he needed for his triple-double. NEW YORK -- Russell http://www.officialpistonstore.com/Ben_Wallace_Jersey Westbrook was puzzled, wondering why fans roared for a missed shot by the home team. "I thought something happened," Westbrook said. "I was really wondering why they were screaming so loud. I thought that maybe they were giving something out in the crowd or something." Nope. Just enjoying one of the best shows in basketball.