Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Westbrook equals record for most triple-doubles in a season
LOS ANGELES -- Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook produced his 41st triple-double of the season on Monday to equal Oscar Robertson's record for most in an NBA season in the Thunder's 110-79 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Westbrook secured his 41st triple-double of the season in the third quarter, matching the record Robertson established in the 1961-62 season.
He remains on pace to join Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for a season.
Westbrook drained a three-pointer just before halftime to finish the first half with 12 points.
Minutes into the third period, he notched his 10th rebound then posted a 10th assist on Taj Gibson's basket that put the Thunder up 67-42.
Westbrook acknowledged chants of "M-V-P! M-V-P!" with a raised arm.
He finished the night with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in just 27 minutes on the floor in the blow-out victory.
Westbrook also moved into a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the all-time list with his 78th career triple-double -- helping the playoff-bound Thunder record their largest margin of victory this season.
Westbrook will have a chance to break Robertson's record on Wednesday night against the Grizzlies in Memphis.