Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record

Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record

And while, traditionally, an MVP candidate's team is among the league's elite, Westbrook's 80-game run has been anything but typical. The Houston Rockets' shooting guard posted 35 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds in a win over the Sacramento Kings, clinching the NBA's third-best record for the Rockets. The 55-year drought was worth the wait. Westbrook is averaging 31.9 points, 10.4 assists and 10.7 rebounds.

Oklahoma City is 2-1 against Minnesota this season. Westbrook also broke the National Basketball Association record for triple doubles with 42 for the season. With the win, Oklahoma City improved to 46-34 on the season which is good for sixth place in the Western Conference.

The Mile High City just experienced the Wrath of The Broadie when the Thunder escaped the Nuggets, thanks to Russell Westbrook. The former UCLA Bruins ended the night with historical numbers and defeated the Denver Nuggets with a 3 point dagger.

"Very, very blessed. I've got to give all the thanks from the man above", Westbrook said. "Congratulations to Russell Westbrook on a magnificent season", Robertson wrote for the Undefeated.

The six-time All-Star, who is averaging a triple-double for the season, also has 79 career triple-doubles as he continues to make waves, despite losing star team-mate Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors.

LeBron James has taken a backseat in the MVP talk
Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record

Instead there was an ovation, and Westbrook raised his hand in a wave when the public address announcer acknowledged the feat. This season, with 29.3 points and 27.3 points off assists, Harden is creating 56.6 points per game, just shy of the record.

It also eliminated Denver from playoff contention - the eighth and final spot in the West goes to Portland Trailblazers.

Robertson recorded 41 triple-doubles in 1961-62, when he averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists per game. F Doug McDermott was a late scratch with a sore left knee.

With OKC's playoff berth secured and only two games left in their regular season campaign, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said that it is up to Westbrook whether he would like to sit out of the remaining games.

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