Westbrook breaks another long-standing NBA record


Russell Westbrook has sent another NBA record tumbling.

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard recorded his 10th triple-double in a row against the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday.

No player registered more than nine in a row since Wilt Chamberlain set the record in 1968, while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Westbrook tallied 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in OKC’s 120-114 win over the Blazers.

The former MVP continues to add NBA triple-double records to his crown.

He already owns the record for the most in one season (42), as well as being the only player in league history to average a triple-double for the season.

Westbrook is on pace to average a triple double for a third season in a row, posting marks of 21 points, 11 boards and 11 assists so far this season.

He and teammate Paul George made some team history in Tuesday’s game as well.

The duo were the first two Thunder teammates to record a triple-double in the same game, after George tallied a whopping 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Russell Westbrook and Paul George celebrate against the Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shooting star

Westbrook’s former teammate and 2017/18 MVP James Harden is closing in on breaking a record of his own.

The Houston Rockets superstar notched his 30th straight 30-point game on Tuesday, keying a 120-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Harden is now one game shy of tying Chamberlain’s NBA record of 31 straight 30-point performances.

The MVP frontrunner finished with 31 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals.

His streak of 30-point games dates back to December 13 last year, when he scored 50 in a win over the Lakers.

Game winner

Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard dropped a game-winning shot to pull the Raptors past the Brooklyn Nets.

The Raptors small forward banked in the jumper with 4.2 second left in the fourth to edge past the Nets.


Elsewhere in the NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks claimed a 112-99 victory over the Chicago Bulls, while the New York Knicks made some unwanted history of their own in their 107-104 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Their 17-game losing streak is the longest in the franchise’s history.