Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Westbrook sets triple-double record, Thunder beat Nuggets

Hilda Schwartz | 13 April, 2017, 02:40

On Sunday, he picked up his 21st triple-double of the season in a 135-128 victory over the Sacramento Kings with 35 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists.

Two days after joining Robertson as the only players in league history to average a triple-double over an entire season, Westbrook secured his 42nd of the year by picking up his 10th assist on a dish to Semaj Christon for a 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter.

Oklahoma City rallied from nine down late to beat the Nuggets in overtime on November 25. No other player has recorded three such triple-doubles in a career, let alone in a single season. He scored the Thunder's final 13 points, including his 36-foot game-winner at the death after a timeout was called with 2.9 seconds remaining.

"Very, very blessed. I've got to give all the thanks from the man above", Westbrook said.

Both Westbrook and Harden have great MVP cases this season and it appears Morey is heavily backing his guy in the MVP race.

Westbrook came into the game averaging 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per contest.

Up until today, the National Basketball Association triple-double record has been held by legendary point guard Oscar Robertson.

Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to contest presidential election
Ahmadinejad's firebrand style could prove appealing for hard-liners seeking a tough-talking candidate who can stand up to U.S. The council normally does not approve dissidents or women for the formal candidate list.

Westbrook's 50-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist performance in the Oklahoma City Thunder's comeback win over the Denver Nuggets included a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Westbrook has the better stats than Harden but the latter has led his team to the third-best record in the league. He only averaged a triple-double in one of them.

"It's awesome. It's something I never could have dreamed about as a kid".

After Sunday's matches, the Rockets own a 54-26 record, eight games ahead of the Thunder with a first-round matchup in the playoffs all set between the two teams.

"Y'all are probably going to get exhausted of me saying the same thing, but I promise you I've been blessed with so many things". Because of the feat, Rockets superstar and leader James Harden thinks he should win the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award over rival Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

McDermott was not with the team on Tuesday, as he's back in Oklahoma City getting checked on for left knee soreness.

"He's been unbelievable the way he's played, the way he's led", Donovan said.

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