Westbrook sets National Basketball Association record with 42nd triple-double

Scouting Report | Wolves vs. Thunder

Scouting Report | Wolves vs. Thunder

It was Westbrook's 42nd triple-double of the season, which broke Robertson's long-standing record that had been alive since the 1961-1962 season.

The game between Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder started late due to multiple games scheduled for today. Oklahoma City improved to 46-34, and as the sixth seed, Westbrook will face fellow top MVP candidate James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs. At this point, Russell Westbrook is carrying the team to success, even without his former teammate Kevin Durant.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has broken Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association record with his 42nd triple-double of the season.

But with the playoffs so close and the Thunder unable to improve their position, this situation was different than when a team sits many of its starters in December or February.

Donovan says he will have more conversations with Westbrook before deciding if he will play in the season finale on Wednesday.

Harden also is having an outstanding season, averaging 29.3 points and leading the league with 11.3 assists per game.

In the five games that he played during April 2-9, Westbrook posted three triple-doubles, with his team going 3-2 overall.

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Russell Westbrook has stamped his mark as one of the game's all-time greats.

Instead there was an ovation, and Westbrook raised his hand in a wave when the public address announcer acknowledged the feat.

Westbrook has been one of the most exciting players this year and a genuine contender for the league's Most Valuable Player.

With averages of 31.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists through 80 games, Westbrook has already locked up his triple-double average for the campaign.

The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week. Thunder G Alex Abrines returned after missing three games with a left knee sprain. "It's amusing, we lose a game in Charlotte (on March 31) and read things and everybody is ready to say we're done".

"It's something you dream about as a little kid, to be able to do that on the road - especially from that distance", Westbrook said of his game-winning shot.