Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertsons single-season record for triple-doubles, compiling his 41 st during Tuesdays game against Milwaukee
Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertsons single-season record with his 41 st triple-double and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110 -7 9 on Tuesday night.
Westbrook clinched his seventh straight triple-double on an be used to help Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter. The crowd stood and chanted MVP! MVP! long after the assist. He afterward waved to the crowd after play-act stopped. He finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. Westbrook already has enough points and rebounds to guaranty a double-double for the season.
Robertson set the record during the course of its 1961 -6 2 season, and Westbrook can violate it Wednesday in Memphis. Westbrook also moved into a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the career list with his 78 th triple-double.
Enes Kanter scored 17 points for the Thunder, who posted their largest win margin of the season. Michael Beasley scored 14 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks.
Milwaukee had been one of the leagues hottest teams. Jason Kidd was voted Eastern Conference Coach of the Month after resulting the Bucks to a 14 -4 record in March, and though they lost to Dallas on Sunday, their recent success gained the Thunders full attention.
Westbrook had 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists at half-time to help Oklahoma City take a 63 -3 9 contribute. He made a three-pointer with 8.6 seconds left in the first half to reach doubled figures in points.
Westbrook got his 10 th rebound and 10 th assist six seconds apart. He left the game for good with 2:35 left in the third quarter.