Russell Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

Russell Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

With 11 games remaining in the regular season, Westbrook is now six triple doubles away from tying Oscar Robertson's record for most in a season and is currently on pace to become the first National Basketball Association player since Robertson in the 1961-62 season to average a triple double. That's without getting into Russell Westbrook's 18-point, 14-assist, 11-rebound triple-double (notched in three quarters) and Enes Kanter's 24-point, 11-rebound double-double.

The 76ers struggled containing Westbrook in transition, where he would rebound misses and instantly turn them into fast-break opportunities for the Thunder. It was the second time in his career he played at least 20 minutes but took so few shots. "I've been watching some film, trying to pick my spots better". "I wanted to continue to get my teammates involved throughout the game". Per ESPN Stats and Info, he became the first player to record a triple-double while being flawless from the field and the charity stripe.

Nik Staukas led Philadelphia vs. the Thunder with 20 points.

Should he manage another seven in the Thunder's remaining 11 games, he'll set the record for the most in a single campaign, with Robertson having recorded 41 in the same season he averaged the triple-double.

BOSTON - Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and Boston beat IN for its fifth win IN six games.

Houston 109, at Denver 105: had 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, his 19th triple-double this season, and the outlasted the. "We just lost the game", Thunder shooting guard Victor Oladipo told reporters.

Westbrook led the charge with his 35th triple-double of the season.

With 11 games left in OKC's season, that might be a tall task.

The win moved the Bucks into a tie with IN for the sixth spot, one game behind fifth-place Atlanta IN the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.

Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs with 33 points but James had just 18 and the two stars sat out much of the fourth quarter with Cleveland trailing by double digits.

Sixers: Philadelphia looked like they were going to earn their third straight win, but they saw a 17-point third quarter lead dissipate as they fell to Orlando in overtime on Monday. Dario Saric scored 12 points, extending his double-figure scoring streak to 21 games, the longest by a rookie this season.

In Washington, Bradley Beal delivered a 28-point performance and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Wizards over Atlanta.



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