Published: Sat, April 08, 2017
Sports | By Grace Becker

Westbrook ties Robertson's single-season triple-double record


LeBron James notched his second straight triple-double, Kevin Love scored 28 points and Cleveland warmed up for a big game in Boston by dropping 18 three-pointers in a 122-102 victory against Orlando.

Westbrook tied the mark on Tuesday in Oklahoma City's 110-79 rout of Milwaukee.

He moved past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-longest such streak in league history. With a win there they can secure no worse than the 6-seed. "Leadership to me was more important than averaging points or field goal percentage or whatever, because I think that's what gets us the farthest and helps us win a championship". "Hopefully we can go on the road and play and build off of what we did".

The remaining three are against teams with losing records.Gasol connected on his third 3-pointer of the game midway through the third quarter, giving him 100 for the season.

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Victor Oladipo added 15 points for OKC, and Doug McDermott and Enes Kanter had10 apiece, while New Zealand's Steven Adams led the team in rebounds (with 10) but had another wui9et njight on offence, with just five points on two-of-eight shooting.

Kyrie Irving added 19 points and five assists. He'll have four chances away before the Thunder concludes the regular season at home on April 12. He left the game for good with 2:35 left in the third quarter.

"No one can survive that", Magic coach Frank Vogel said.

Russell Westbrook's season has taken the National Basketball Association by storm this season with triple-double feats we have seen only a few other occasions, if ever. "You're dealing with the MVP when he's playing like that", Randolph said.

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Westbrook, whose Oklahoma City Thunder travels to Memphis on Wednesday to meet the Grizzlies, needs one triple-double to break Oscar Robertson's single-season record of 41. That means that Robertson had many more opportunities to collect rebounds and assists (albeit in a time when assists were granted more sparingly), especially given that he played almost 10 minutes more per game (44.3 in 1961-62) than Westbrook (34.8). "M-V-P!" with a raised arm. As the public-address announcer tried to yell over a roaring crowd to recognize Westbrook's 41st triple-double, referee Gary Zielinski had the ball tucked under his left arm, waiting to restart play.

The game between Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies is set to tip-start at 07:00 pm at the FedExForum in Memphis. "It's an honor, (a) blessing, especially to be able to reach that here at home". The Thunder improved to 32-9 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double.

"I heard it", Westbrook said. "Something I'll definitely never forget". Westbrook certainly didn't disappoint in Memphis, scoring 11 of Oklahoma City's final 14 points. In that run, two consecutive Thunder possessions ended with Semaj Christon, a 16.7-percent 3-point shooter, taking right wing 3-pointers.

Thompson's second 40-point game of the season featured seven three-pointers in 14 attempts.

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"At the end, I wanted to grab that rebound, close the game and shoot some free throws".

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