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Russell Westbrook Sets NBA Record With 10th Straight Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook Sets NBA Record With 10th Straight Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook made National Basketball Association history Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

He has averaged a triple-double in his last two seasons, as well.

The 30-year-old point guard broke the record in Thunders' 120-111 win over Portland Trail Blazers with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.

George, on the vibe in the arena as Westbrook tried to set the triple-double record: "It just felt unbelievable".

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.

"I thought he had it already", George joked. All night long, George was relentless in his attack, slashing downhill into the lane, giving the ball up when double teamed and dancing behind screens for three-pointers.

"Best competitor I've played with".

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As for whether or not Westbrook felt any pressure to help George in that spot? Three minutes later with less than a minute remaining, George found Russ for a deep trey to complete his first triple-double in OKC colors.

"I got some unbelievable team-mates". It was his league-leading 23rd triple-double of the season. So, each moment is a blessing for me.

"Yeah, we talked about it right before that play", George said. "But [Westbrook] told the situation, so it was cool to be on the other end of the triple-double".

Westbrook figured he might as well get a different kind of assist.

But his teammate, Paul George, as versatile as he is, is not as accustomed to achieving the feat as Westbrook. "The energy was awesome".

Westbrook is third all time on the career triple-double list at 127, just 11 away from Magic Johnson for second all time.

Westbrook got the record on an assist to George for a 3-pointer with less than four minutes remaining in the game.


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