Move Over Oscar Robertson: Russell Westbrook Just Made NBA History

Russell Westbrook first made triple-double history.

Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti was in attendance to see Russell Westbrook make history Sunday when he broke National Basketball Association legend Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in a season and hit a game-winning 3 to down Denver. "Congratulations to Russell Westbrook on a magnificent season", Robertson wrote for the Undefeated. Westbrook finished with 16 rebounds and 10 assists.

It was yet another remarkable display of the all-around excellence that a triple-double - the achievement of double-digit totals in three of five key statistical categories - has come to represent.

The Hawks wiped out a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Cavs 44-18 in the period and forcing overtime on Millsap's baseline jumper at the buzzer.

Bringing his team back from being down big has been a trend for Westbrook in the past few weeks. Oklahoma City rallied from nine down late to beat the Nuggets in overtime on November 25. This game was a heart-breaker for Denver, which ended their playoffs hopes as Denver has been eliminated from the playoffs. Portland will be the No. 8 seed when the postseason begins next week.

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Westbrook had a double-double by halftime, but didn't get his triple-double until feeding Semaj Christon in the right corner for a 3-pointer that pulled the Thunder to 101-91 with more than four minutes left. He clinched a season-long triple-double average Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. Westbrook has been spectacular this season, and with his 42nd triple-double, the MVP race is basically over at this point.

Harden's Rockets sit at third in the Western Conference standings with 54 wins while Westbrook's Thunder are sixth with 46.

James Harden recorded his 21st triple-double of the season to lead Houston to a 135-128 win at Sacramento. This provides an intriguing matchup, as Westbrook is going to face former teammate and opposing MVP candidate James Harden. Westbrook leads the league in scoring and is third in assists and 10th in rebounds.

Westbrook is now the owner of the NBA's all-time record with 42 triple-doubles for a single season.

"Regardless of what people say whether it's possible or not possible, I continue to think why not and strive to be the best I can be".

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