Thunder star Russell Westbrook resting against Timberwolves

Thunder star Russell Westbrook resting against Timberwolves

Westbrook ended his historic day with a 36-foot dagger to finish with 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to pass Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in an National Basketball Association season.

The mark fell with Westbrook's 10th assist - a kick-out pass beyond the arc to Semaj Christon, who sank the three-point jumper.

But since notching his 41st triple-double of the season on Tuesday he had twice fallen short as he vied for number 42. However, Westbrook's recent onslaught of triple-doubles, plus Harden's injury, seem to have turned the narrative back the other way. Westbrook also logged his 19th 40-point game of the season with 45 points in a 103-100 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 6.

"It's wonderful", Westbrook told Fox Sports' Lesley McCaslin after the game about the record.

Westbrook achieved the feat while putting up 50 points, with an incredible buzzer-beating three-pointer sealing victory over the Denver Nuggets. Portland will be the No. 8 seed when the postseason begins next week.


LeBron James also had a triple-double Sunday. Recording a triple-double for the 42nd time this year, Westbrook has now beaten Hall of Famer' Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles set in 1961-2.

While the game came down to the wire, the start of the game was anything but close. They not having Kevin Durant as their leader after he chose to play for the Warriors, in which the Warriors eliminated the Thunder previous year in the Western Conference Finals.

Not only did the 28-year-old break the record for triple-doubles in a season with his 42nd, he also chose to win the game for Oklahoma City Thunder in the final seconds. With the Thunder locked into sixth place, a first-round playoff matchup against fellow MVP candidate James Harden and the No. 3 seed Houston Rockets promises to be exciting. Their hopes were on the line in the final minute of the game, but they couldn't stop Westbrook from scoring and Westbrook took advantage of it.

But Westbrook has a long way to go to be king (I like Kawhi Leonard for MVP, by the way). I'm very thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete at the highest level.

Related News:

  • Swedish police say truck attack suspect showed ISIS sympathies

    Swedish police say truck attack suspect showed ISIS sympathies

    The explosives had originally been in the glove compartment, this report originally released by local Swedish media. Police have also confirmed that a second person has been arrested in connection with the Stockholm terror attack.
    Investigating video showing youth tied to army jeep, says Army

    Investigating video showing youth tied to army jeep, says Army

    I was in shock, not able to understand what do to as the forces kept threatening me in case I speak to anybody moving on the road. Opposition National Conference (NC) also reacted strongly to the video, and has demanded enquiry into the incident.

    Conflict could break out at any moment' over North Korea: China

    The US military on Thursday dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb it possesses on Afghanistan, targeting a complex used by the Islamic State group.
  • Cher criticises United Kingdom  refusal to recognise 1915 Armenian killings as genocide

    Cher criticises United Kingdom refusal to recognise 1915 Armenian killings as genocide

    We have no oil. "Hitler said 'If they don't remember the Armenians, they won't remember the Jews. A source had previously told ET that Cher left the movie because of her mom's "fragile" state.

    Saturn's moon 'best option for life beyond Earth'

    Cassini also picked up water, traces of ammonia, carbon dioxide and methane in Enceladus' water plume. That's why she thinks it's actually more likely that they'll find life on Europa than Enceladus.
    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - Real Madrid know we won't sell Robert Lewandowski

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge - Real Madrid know we won't sell Robert Lewandowski

    That defeat remains Bayerns record home European loss, yet there is no talk of revenge ahead of Wednesdays clash. It could turn into a shootout for the ages given the absence of a key central defender for each side.
  • Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

    Braves beat Padres 5-2 on opening night at new stadium

    Fans have already started showing up at the stadium, well before the scheduled 7:35 start time. "But I battled the whole game". National anthem: Georgia native Phillip Phillips will perform the national anthem on Opening Day.
    Mississippi State's NCAA run might be sign of things to come

    Mississippi State's NCAA run might be sign of things to come

    Schaefer essentially built this team from the ground up, the journey marred with tough setbacks and defined by incredible feats. The Gamecocks were also the first team in the tournament to out-rebound Mississippi State , by a margin of 40-27.

    US, Russia jab over Syria before diplomatic talks in Moscow

    Until Monday, U.S. officials had said they weren't sure if the drone was operated by Russian Federation or Syria. The April 4 chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town in Idlib province left almost 90 people dead.
  • Fast and Furious 8

    Fast and Furious 8

    That alone wouldn't have been enough for this moment to make this list, but the aftermath is where things get totally outlandish. There isn't a mid-credits end scene nor is there a post credits scene after all of the credits play through.

    Nintendo Switch is Fastest Selling Console Ever For The Company

    Bye Bye Boxboy r eleases today and a lot of Kirby games were announced for this year including a brand new Kirby game for the 3DS. Peanut butter and jelly, sea salt and vinegar on kettle cooked chips, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady-you get the idea.

    LeBron to miss regular-season finale, resting strained calf

    Dragic tied it for the Heat with a long jumper, Miami got a stop on the final Cleveland possession and to overtime they went. If it's true that adversity builds character, the Cavs might be a lot are stronger than they appear.


Most liked

Verily Intros New 'Study Watch', A Health-Focused Smartwatch
The Study Watch is Verily's debut in the field of investigational devices as it's the first one by the organization. It's always on, but will only show the time and specific instructions, with no other data fed back to the user.

Sharks Cs Thornton, Couture day to day heading into playoffs
Special teams: advantage Oilers .Last season, the San Jose Sharks had the third-best powerplay in the National Hockey League . Thats the most feeds in a single game by an Oilers defenceman since Chris Pronger did it December 31, 2005 against Calgary.

Flynn did not disclose income from Russian companies: White House
Kelner said Flynn did not have the opportunity before stepping down to consult with the White House counsel's office and the U.S. A letter sent in early March to the White House requesting details on Flynn's security clearance process has not been answered.

Walden says he's skeptical of proposal for Obamacare reform bill
Conservatives praised Young for his opposition to the bill that would have undone much of Barack Obama's health care law. Working with Democrats, he said, would require Republicans to scrap the current health care bill and start over.

Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses
Bell was stung by the scorpion, so he and his wife searched all over the internet about scorpions and what its sting could do. Demetrio and a second attorney, Stephen Golan, said neither they nor the family had heard from United yet.

Records match some Ukraine ledger payments to ex-Trump aide
One official suggested that Page approached Clovis directly, but multiple sources now say that Lewandowski was the conduit. The Post reported that a 90-day warrant was issued for Page and has been renewed a few times by the FISA court.

Palestinian minor dies of wounds weeks after being shot by Israeli forces
Palestinians say it stems from frustration over decades of Israeli rule in territory they claim for a state. Thousands of Christians had gathered on Good Friday to remember Christ's crucifixion.

Abe, Trump agree on close coordination over N. Korea issues
He said a U.S. declaration of Chinese manipulation could jeopardize talks with China on North Korea. But they lean more toward sanctions and increased pressure on Beijing to rein in its neighbor.

Oil demand growth seen slowing for a second year
It projected oil demand of 1.3 million barrels a day this year, down by about 100,000 barrels a day from its previous forecast. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.

Evacuation begins in four besieged Syrian towns
They have been unable to leave and circled in by rebel fighters and Sunni jihadists, linked to al-Qaeda for over a year. Twelve opposition fighters and 19 Syrian regime soldiers were released as part of the exchange.

Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules
In other words, ISPs can still sell their users' data, which includes browsing history and app usage, to a highest bidder. AT&T says in its privacy statement that it will not sell personal information "to anyone, for any objective .

New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition
State four-year schools in NY cost $6,470 per year to attend, with community colleges costing $4,350 per year. The scholarship does not remove tuition, but covers the difference between tuition and existing aid.

Members of Congress refute Nunes' accusations of surveillance on Trump
If the names were unmasked in intelligence reports and then leaked to the media for political reasons, it could constitute criminal behavior.

Factory output shrinks 1.2% in February amidst falling economic activity
In the EU28, industrial production edged down 0.2 percent monthly in February, while it grew 2.1 percent from a year ago. Data released on Wednesday revealed that the Index of Industrial Production (IIP ) declined by 1.2 per cent in February.

Malaysia says won't break ties with North Korea
Najib said in a statement that Malaysia would also "allow North Koreans to leave Malaysia" as part of the agreement. Mr Kim's body was released to North Korea and flown first to Beijing, and then on to Pyongyang .