Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

10 things to know about Westbrook's triple-double record


With four minutes left in the game, Westbrook passed the ball to Semaj Christon for the three-pointer.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after hitting a buzzer beating three point shot to win the game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Denver.

Westbrook has already clinched his triple-double average for the season - now posting 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game - and is also on track to lead the league in scoring.

Leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 46-34 mark, Westbrook has put up mind-blowing individual numbers, averaging an NBA-leading 31.7 points along with 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.

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. In addition, the three pointer not only clinched the #6 seed for OKC but it had officially knocked out the Denver Nuggets out of the Western Conference playoff picture as they was fighting for the #8 seed.

Westbrook picked up his 42 triple-double this season in a one-point win over Denver Sunday.

Westbrook scored 50 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out 10 assists against the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in the Mile High City.

With two games of little outcome left, Westbrook has already built a resume over 80 games that can stack up to any of the other MVP candidates, particularly in the last two weeks in which the Thunder has needed his clutch-time heroics in Dallas, Orlando, Memphis and Denver. Westbrook shot just 22.2 per cent from the field in that game.

#Hist0ry Made!@russwest44 secures his 42nd triple-double to pass Oscar Robertson for the most in a single season!

"I think he knows this is good for him", Donovan said of Westbrook.

No one knows how the Oklahoma City Thunder will do against the Houston Rockets when the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs start. Sabonis missed another short jumper with 5:39 left that would have given Westbrook the record.

Thunder: F Doug McDermott was a late scratch with a sore left knee.

The defending champion Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are tied at the top of the Eastern Conference with two regular-season games remaining - but the Cavs hold the tiebreaker, should they finish level, after winning the season series. Unusual stuff happens on the second night of a back-to-back.

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