Marcin Gortat

Westbrook has 35, triple-double as Thunder top Wizards in OT

For more than 47 minutes, Russell Westbrook could barely hit a shot.

For the next 5-plus minutes, he rarely missed.

Oklahoma City's fearless star was 7 for 28 from the field before he drained a 3-pointer late in regulation that forced overtime. He followed that by scoring 14 of his 35 points in the extra period to help the Thunder defeat the Washington Wizards 126-115 on Wednesday night.

"Never stop believing in yourself and your capabilities of doing what you're able to do on the basketball floor," Westbrook said.

Bradley Beal, who led the Wizards with 31 points, couldn't believe Westbrook hit the shot with 8.5 seconds remaining. It was the only...