Russell Westbrook breaks National Basketball Association single-season triple-double record

The milestone happened with 4:17 left in the fourth quarter after Westbrook assisted to Semaj Christon's three-pointer. It also marked the third time Westbrook scored 50 points in a triple-double this season.

Westbrook had 50 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in breaking Robertson's record of 41 triple-doubles that stood since the 1961-62 season.

Harden led the Houston Rockets to a 54-26 mark this season so far and has put up incredible numbers of his own, averaging 29.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and an NBA-leading 11.2 assists per contest. 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.

I had seen his last three triple-doubles and even though a triple-double is always unbelievable and impressive, Westbrook wasn't performing like the superstar his stats would suggest.

The couple went to the Thunder game in Memphis last week hoping to witness Westbrook break the record in person. Moreover, Westbrook and Robertson are the only players in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double for an entire season.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George were named the NBA Players of the Week for games on April 2-9. I'm very thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete at a high level.

#Hist0ry Made!@russwest44 secures his 42nd triple-double to pass Oscar Robertson for the most in a single season! They play Tuesday in Minnesota before coming home for the Nuggets on Wednesday.

There was no three-point line back then, so Archibald scored or assisted on 56.8 points per game that season. "I'm not going to get into depths, but I thought winning is the most important thing". Scoring nearly at will, he'd stacked up 25 points by halftime. Meanwhile, Mike Malone's gutsy crew (38-42) is officially eliminated from post-season contention.

Westbrook had 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists by halftime at Denver on Sunday.

"I practice that shot every day pregame", Westbrook said. He has long silenced any doubt the Thunder would still be competitive in the Western Conference after Kevin Durant's departure to the Golden State Warriors.

  • Julie Sanders