Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles

  • Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles

Westbrook breaks Robertson's record for triple-doubles

Westbrook's deep three-pointer as time expired was the first game-winning buzzer-beater of his career, but his NBA-best fourth go-ahead field goal in the final 10 seconds of a game this season. Tonight, he managed to break a record that has stood since 1962 when he recorded his 42nd "Triple Double" of the season. Booker, with a 3-pointer less than two minutes into the game, passed Kobe Bryant to move into fourth place on the National Basketball Association scoring list of players before their 21st birthday. He had 17 points and seven rebounds in the quarter, pushing his halftime total to 23 points and 12 rebounds to go along with six assists.

- Though Westbrook is now top of the pile, Robertson still dominates the list of best seasons in terms of triple-doubles.

With OKC's playoff berth secured and only two games left in their regular season campaign, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said that it is up to Westbrook whether he would like to sit out of the remaining games. Robertson, however, believes Westbrook is the clear MVP and recently told USA TODAY Sports that Westbrook is "the triple-double king".

Kyrie Irving scored 45 points for Cleveland, and LeBron James had a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists before the four-time MVP fouled out.

"I'm honored just to be mentioned in a conversation with Oscar Robertson", Westbrook said recently while creeping up on the record.

While Russell's exploits have him tipped to take home this season's Most Valuable Player award, Houston forward Ryan Anderson is in no doubt that Harden is a worthy contender for the honour.

Nuggets Standouts: Danilo Gallinari had 34 points and 10 rebounds.

So get back to me when Westbrook does it five years in a row. He also won the game for the Thunder, by making a three-pointer at the buzzer against the Denver Nuggets. Westbrook had 20 points in the fourth, including a steal, layup and basket with the Thunder clinging to a one-point lead, and two dagger 3-pointers in the final 1:13 (the second of which was followed by a strut).

"I think that's the most important thing".

Durant's decision to jump ship to Golden State not only inspired, but forced Westbrook to improve his game to a new level or his side would not make playoffs similar to 2015.