- Covers the Oklahoma Metropolis Yelp for ESPN.com
OKLAHOMA CITY — As the crew showered him with a raucous standing ovation, Russell Westbrook turned to the Portland Bound Blazers bench and gave reasonably wink.
A force and kick to position Paul George up for a three made NBA history: A Tenth consecutive triple-double, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s ticket of 9 straight build in 1968.
It looked bask in a lengthy shot for Westbrook, desiring five assists within the final eight minutes, however with a handy guide a rough flurry of setups, the Oklahoma Metropolis Yelp point guard was as soon as as much as 9 with four minutes to head. On a take-and-pop with George, Westbrook hit his All-Megastar teammate in rhythm, and the relaxation was as soon as, successfully, history, as OKC topped Portland One hundred twenty-111.
The triple-doubles did no longer discontinue there, even supposing.
Westbrook returned the settle on a pair of minutes later, hitting a deep three build up by George, giving George his 0.33 occupation triple-double — with 47 choices, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, that includes 15-of-26 shooting and eight-of-Thirteen from three.
It’s the 2nd time this season that teammates dangle recorded triple-doubles within the an identical recreation (LeBron James and Lonzo Ball) and the ninth time in NBA history.
Westbrook completed with 18 choices, 14 rebounds and Eleven assists in 37 minutes. It was as soon as his league-leading twenty 0.33 triple-double of the season.
Westbrook had two old streaks of seven straight triple-doubles — each in his MVP-winning 2016-17 season — however within the extinguish passed Michael Jordan and his maintain old ticket final week, then caught Chamberlain on Saturday on the Houston Rockets, earlier than atmosphere the unique ticket on Monday.