3 takeaways as OKC Thunder win behind Russell Westbrook’s historic triple-double

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 13, 2019

Russell Westbrook paid tribute to his Oklahoma City Thunder team-mates following his record-setting 10th consecutive triple double against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Westbrook finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in 37 minutes. Westbrook passed Wilt Chamberlain for the record with Monday's performance.

The Thunder are 17-6 when Westbrook has a triple-double this season, and are 103-24 over his career when he posts a triple-double.

George, on the vibe in the arena as Westbrook tried to set the triple-double record: "It just felt awesome". "When you got your two superstars on your team that are connected the way they are". But he told me the situation.

But his teammate, Paul George, as versatile as he is, is not as accustomed to achieving the feat as Westbrook. Oscar Robertson is the only other player in league history to have averaged a triple-double throughout a season.

It took Felton just six minutes to score seven points.

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Russell Westbrook, #0 and Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrate a dunk during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 2 in Los Angeles, California.

"Nah, no pressure", Westbrook said of paying off George's pass to get him the triple-double.

"I go out and compete every night and leave it on the floor", Westbrook said. "The energy was awesome".

Westbrook is the modern triple-double king, breaking Oscar Robertson's mark for most in a season (42) and becoming the first player to average a triple-double for an entire season since Robertson in 1962 (following it up by averaging a triple-double again last season and now again this season).

George poured in a magnificent 47 points, laid on 10 assists and took 12 rebounds. "That's what I do".

"Best competitor I've played with".

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