Russell Westbrook sets new triple-double record

Doug Mendoza
February 13, 2019

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

He eventually reached the mark, before hitting a three-pointer off an assist from George, which gave his teammate the third triple-double of his career.

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.

Setting the new triple-double standard looked like a long shot for Westbrook, needing five assists in the final eight minutes of Monday's contest.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is used to triple-doubles.

The former MVP tied Chamberlain with nine consecutive triple-doubles Saturday night against the Houston Rockets as he also set a career best during that game, as well. George scored 21 points and Felton added 15. "When you got your two superstars on your team that are connected the way they are". "I was clueless at that moment". Head Coach Billy Donovan's club held Portland to a 1-of-5 shooting start to quickly take a 10-4 lead, then finished off the first quarter on a 13-4 burst. Oscar Robertson is the only other player in league history to have averaged a triple-double throughout a season.

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"We talked about it right before that play, we talked about it", George said.

But his teammate, Paul George, as versatile as he is, is not as accustomed to achieving the feat as Westbrook. "But [Westbrook] told the situation, so it was cool to be on the other end of the triple-double".

Westbrook and George celebrate.

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

The six-time All-Star admitted he had not realized the landmark was just one assist away.

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