Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record

Tanya Simon
February 14, 2019

Russell Westbrook set a new National Basketball Association record with his 10th consecutive triple-double in a 120-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Thunder: The Thunder have had a very solid season thus far, as they have gotten MVP-level play from Paul George, and nearly-nightly triple-doubles from Russell Westbrook.

On setting the new National Basketball Association record Westbrook thanked his team-mates and God for his achievement.

"I got some unbelievable team-mates. But [Westbrook] told the situation, so it was cool to be on the other end of the triple-double".

Westbrook received a standing ovation from those in attendance at Chesapeake Energy Arena after dishing out his 10th assist in the game, and it was fitting that the feat occurred in Oklahoma City.

"There is no other person who has led in triple doubles year after year".

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It took Felton just six minutes to score seven points.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) and guard Terrance Ferguson (23) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrate after a play during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center.

"Nah, no pressure", Westbrook said of paying off George's pass to get him the triple-double.

"I know what I'm capable of doing, and I just go out and compete and whatever happens, happens, man", he was quoted as saying by ESPN.

Westbrook is the modern triple-double king, breaking Oscar Robertson's mark for most in a season (42) and becoming the first player to average a triple-double for an entire season since Robertson in 1962 (following it up by averaging a triple-double again last season and now again this season).

Paul George is averaging 28.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.3 steals over 36.2 minutes per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the floor, 41.3 percent from 3-point range and 83.6 percent from the free-throw line. If the Thunder get high-level play from their two All-Stars they should be able to walk away with a win.

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