Westbrook, PG Etch Names In Triple-Double History

Westbrook sets new triple-double record in Thunder win

Westbrook has now recorded a triple-double in the last 10 straight games, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's record of nine straight triple doubles that had stood since 1968.

Westbrook set an National Basketball Association record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night.

The Thunder point guard averaged 19.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 13.8 assists over the 10-game streak. Westbrook will look for his 11th straight triple double Thursday as the Thunder face the Pelicans in New Orleans.

Westbrook wasn't the only Thunder player to notch a triple-double on Monday.

On a pick-and-pop with George, Westbrook hit his All-Star teammate in rhythm, and the rest was. well, history, as OKC topped Portland 120-111. Slipping out of a screen he pretended to set, George suddenly popped open, and Westbrook, quick as can be, darted the ball to him.

"I thought he had it already", George joked after the win. George scored 21 points and Felton added 15.

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But his teammate, Paul George, as versatile as he is, is not as accustomed to achieving the feat as Westbrook. Three minutes later with less than a minute remaining, George found Russ for a deep trey to complete his first triple-double in OKC colors.

"Yeah, we talked about it right before that play", George said. "So, it's cool to be on the other end of the triple-double".

"Nah, no pressure", Westbrook said of paying off George's pass to get him the triple-double.

George meanwhile said the atmosphere inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena had helped inspire the team. "Just felt fantastic. The energy was awesome". Robertson is first with 181.

Westbrook got the record on an assist to George for a 3-pointer with less than four minutes remaining in the game.

"I've got a lot of confidence in Raymond", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said before the game. "That's what I do". Go out and compete every night and leave it on the floor, and whatever happens, happens. And whatever happens, happens. "I'm very, very blessed to be able to go out and play, and I don't take it for granted".

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