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Westbrook sets all-time National Basketball Association record for most consecutive triple-doubles

Westbrook sets all-time National Basketball Association record for most consecutive triple-doubles

He broke Wilt Chamberlain's record of consecutive triple-doubles in a season.

On Tuesday night, Westbrook did his usual thing, posting 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in a 120-111 Thunder win over the Portland Trial Blazers.

Westbrook scored his 10th assist in the fourth quarter to achieve the feat after he also had 18 points and 14 rebounds as he needed almost the entire game to pass Wilt Chamberlain for sole possession of the record.

Entering the match-up, the Thunder occupy the third seed in the highly-competitive West, while the Blazers are right behind them in the four spot.

Triple-doubles were traded in this game, as Westbrook returned the favor to clinch George's first triple-double since 2014 on a catch-and-shoot three-pointer with 51.8 seconds remaining.

The 30-year-old will have an opportunity to stretch the streak to 11 games when the Thunder square off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.




Westbrook made a 3-pointer in the final minute that gave George his triple-double. Slipping out of a screen he pretended to set, George suddenly popped open, and Westbrook, quick as can be, darted the ball to him.

"I thought he had it already", George joked.

It took Felton just six minutes to score seven points. "Everybody I probably went up against - and no disrespect to other teams, they're unbelievable - Paul is the best that we probably went up against all year", Trail Blazers forward Evan Turner said. It was his league-leading 23rd triple-double of the season. "But [Westbrook] told the situation, so it was cool to be on the other end of the triple-double".

"Nah, no pressure", Westbrook said of paying off George's pass to get him the triple-double. "The energy was awesome". Robertson is first with 181.

"I don't know, because honestly, bro, I know what I'm capable of doing, and I just go out and compete and whatever happens, happens, man". Go out and compete, every night leave it on the floor.

George poured in a magnificent 47 points, laid on 10 assists and took 12 rebounds. And whatever happens, happens. If the Thunder get high-level play from their two All-Stars they should be able to walk away with a win.