Behind a durable opening half, Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertson's half-century triple-double mark with 12 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder currently hold a dominant third-quarter lead over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.
Westbrook now joins Robertson as the only other NBA player to amass 41 triple-doubles in a season. Robertson, a 1980 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, set the long-standing record in 61-62'.
Following tonight’s tilt vs. Milwaukee, as four regular-season contests remain, Westbrook will gain his first chance to re-write NBA history tomorrow vs. Memphis.
The 6’3 guard’s record-tying rebound and assist came with just over nine minutes to play in the contest’s third-quarter.
Russell Westbrook just tied Oscar Robertson for most single-season triple-doubles in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/7rcirO45AK— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 5, 2017
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Westbrook’s (31.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 10.4 apg) current triple-double streak sits at seven, as the six-time All Star has appeared in each of Oklahoma City’s 77 regular-season outings.