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.
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".
This eight-week period "is often the most active and risky time for tropical cyclone activity", NOAA explained on its website. In addition, this period is responsible for "a whopping 96 percent of the major (Category 3, 4 and 5) hurricane days".
North Carolina's Roy Williams is in his ninth Final Four and fourth championship game, two of which were titles in 2005 and '09. It took all the rhythm out of the game and played a pretty big role in why neither team was able to find a groove offensively.
TUESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and a few rain showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 73 degrees. Rain chances will taper off tonight and clouds will near out overnight with lows falling into the mid 50s.
With the new bits plugged in, the Demon's V8 can adjust its spark timing to take advantage of the higher-octane fuel. This upcoming 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been teased a total of 12 times earlier in the past few weeks.
The strike was the first time American forces targeted a Syrian government installation in the course of the war. Speaking on Fox News Sunday , McMaster said the United States would take further action in Syria if necessary.
When I start deviating from my game is when I get in trouble. "I think it would've had to have found a squeaky hole to get in". You have to figure the Canadiens have it in them, especially after proving their resilience all season long.
Navy carrier group headed to the Korean Peninsula amid signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Trump ordered the strike in Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack on Syrians.
After a misstep last week with the Charleston, the judges were thrilled to see him back in fighting form with the foxtrot. Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan shared her pain about suffering six miscarriages, then she went out and danced like a pro.
The bearded American produced some brilliant reflex volleys and piercing returns to get the visitors right back in the contest. I'll be out there for some of Thommo's match and I think it's a good match up with him against Sock.
Browns preseason schedule announced
The NFL has announced the 2017 preseason schedule with the Saints, again, facing familiar opponents in exhibition play. Specific dates and times for all of the team's preseason games will be announced by the Browns in the near future.
Garcia wins hearts and Masters
Instead, in the playoff, Rose hit his tee shot into the trees, and from there all Garcia had to do was make par from the fairway. That, of course, was the year Phil Mickelson broke his own major drought by winning the Masters in dramatic fashion.
Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline
Meanwhile, 12 states, including Arkansas, yet to abolish the death penalty have not executed anyone for at least 10 years. Together these two states were responsible for the 80% of all executions in the country during the year.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk welcome first child
Bradley Cooper and girlfriend Irina Shayk have reportedly become parents after she gave birth to their first child. The Silver Linings Playbook star and the Russiam model inconspicuously welcomed their baby earlier this month.
Trial of Samsung heir focuses on father-to-son succession
Operating profit was 9.9 trillion won (8.7 billion US dollars) in the January-March quarter, up 48.2 percent from a year earlier. The estimated revenue during the same period came in at 14.66 trillion won, up 0.7 percent on-year, the company said .
Pearl Jam, Tupac, Yes, Journey to be inducted into Rock Hall
The event will honor the late rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, and Yes. ELO, which kicked off the show with Berry's Roll Over Beethoven . and progressive British rockers Yes were also inducted Friday.
Kane in line for Tottenham return against Watford
Watford have not conceded in the last two games - their first consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League since October 2016. After 18, 20 minutes we read the game very well, started to control it, create a lot of chances.
Kevin Durant will start Warriors' final three games
The team's training staff and coaches will monitor Durant, but there is no plan for a firm restriction on playing time . Durant can take the last three games of the season, and the first round of the playoffs, to slide back into a grove.