Westbrook ties Robertson's season triple-double record of 41

Carla Harmon
April 6, 2017

The biggest question in the National Basketball Association on Tuesday night was whether Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook would be able to tie Oscar Robertson's record by recording his 41st triple-double of the season.

This NBA season has had one of the most debated MVP discussions in recent memory.

Westbrook just earned his 41st triple-double to tie Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson's record for the most triple-doubles in a season. "M-V-P!" rang out for Westbrook, who raised an arm in acknowledgement as the feat was recognised by the arena announcer when play was stopped.

Durant was the number one option with the Thunder when he was part of OKC.

Gasol led the Grizzlies with 14 points in the first half. On the other hand the Thunder are coming off a win over the Bucks.

Even high-flying Giannis Antetokounmpo had an unusual amount of trouble in the lane as he was dogged by Andre Roberson.

With four games left and already down tiebreakers to Chicago, which started the night in the No. 7 spot, and Miami, which was tied with in for the last playoff spot, in knew what it needed to do: Win.

The Thunder still have 5 games remaining in the regular season.

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 has maintained a triple-double average since November 29, never dropping below 10 in points, rebounds and assists since. With the result obviously determined, both teams rested their starters for the bulk of the second half.

Michael Beasley led Milwaukee with 14 points. He is averaging 41.7 points, 13.7 rebounds and 13.7 assists in three games against the Suns this season. Westbrook sits fourth all time in career triple-doubles at 78, tied with Chamberlain.

Patty Mills scored 10 points for San Antonio in their 95-89 overtime win against Memphis. A trio of fans who brought a homemade triple-double counter and sat in section 103 holding the signs, nearly like strikeout counters at baseball games, flipped the rebound and assist counters to their final digits. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 100.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. It definitely wasn't a goal, just going out and trying to win. Korver, back in action after a four-game absence with a left foot injury, scored 11 off the bench.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday. The former UCLA Bruin standout continues to amaze voters and fans night in and night out with his energetic and tenacity play which can safely mention the thought of entertaining an co-MVP scenario between himself and his former teammate James Harden.

The game was marred by a shoving match between Indiana's Lance Stephenson and DeRozan with 3.3 seconds left.

IN stopped a four-game losing streak that dropped them out of a tie for the No.5 seed in the Eastern Conference, by beating Toronto 108-90.

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