Westbrook sets triple-double record, Thunder beat Nuggets

An Oklahoma City Thunder fan shows the Russell Westbrook triple double history board during the first half of a basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday

Russell Westbrook Sets Single-Season Triple-Double Record

Coming out of a timeout down by two, he buried a 35-footer at the buzzer to give him 50 points on the night while lifting Oklahoma City over the Nuggets. The last player for the franchise with more than one triple-double in a season was Gary Payton, in 2002, when the team was the Seattle SuperSonics. What's clear is there have been numerous MVP moments from Westbrook this season.

It was his third 50-point triple-double of the season - another record - and left Westbrook feeling "blessed, very blessed".

But how does his season stack up against Robertson's stunning 1961-62 campaign? The Thunder earned their 46th victory of the season with the 106-105 score.

The shot was one of Westbrook's five makes from behind the 3-point line. Westbrook shot just 22.2 per cent from the field in that game.

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

All that Russell "Bestbrook" "NotStressedbrook" "OnAQuestbrook" "WellDressedbrook" Westbrook gives Me will come to Me, and the Triple-Double he gives to Me I will never turn away.

"I could not be happier for him", Robertson wrote in The Undefeated. Right now, there is no question that Russell Westbrook is the frontrunner for the MVP award this season. Robertson wrote at the website Undefeated.com.


"If he stays healthy, there's no reason he couldn't eventually break my career record of 181 triple-double games". The Rockets won three of four games over the Thunder in the regular season.

NOTES: F Wilson Chandler had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Denver. The Nuggets held the lead through the second quarter and most of the third except for a brief tie at 58-58.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Reggie Bullock and Boban Marjanovic each scored 14 points and Detroit used a 3-point shooting spree in the fourth quarter to beat Memphis. "I'm so thankful to be doing the things I'm doing", he said.

"I always stick by it regardless of what people say is possible or what's not possible".

After securing the record triple-double, Westbrook then went about bringing the Thunder back for the win.

With the Thunder's win on Sunday, they knocked the Nuggets out of the playoffs, and made the Blazers the West's No. 8 seed.

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.

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