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Russell Westbrook Breaks Wilt Chamberlin Triple Double Record

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook broke the 50-year triple-double record in Monday’s 120-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain, who had nine straight triple-doubles in 1968, by finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.  Westbrook was one assist shy of a triple-double before setting up Paul George for a three-pointer with 3:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Westbrook is now the player NBA history with 10 consecutive triple-doubles.

The eight-time All-Star was the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson in 1962 to average a triple-double over a full season. 

Westbrook wasn’t the only Thunder player to notch a triple-double on Monday. Paul George erupted for his own triple-double, dropping 47 points in Oklahoma City’s win to go along with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. That made the pair the ninth pair of teammates in NBA history to accomplish that feat.

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