Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Russell Westbrook continues historic streak

Russell Westbrook continues historic streak

Russell Westbrook made National Basketball Association history Monday (Tuesday in Manila).

Russell Westbrook paid tribute to his Oklahoma City Thunder team-mates following his record-setting 10th consecutive triple double against the Portland Trail Blazers.

George finished the game with 12 rebounds and 10 assists while racking up those 47 points on 15-of-26 shooting, including an 8-of-13 mark from the three-point line.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th straight triple-double Monday, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain for the longest streak in National Basketball Association history.

Westbrook, 30, is one of only two players to average a triple double in every game for a season, a record he equalled in his MVP-winning 2017 season, when he hit a record 42 triple-doubles.

"There is no other person who has led in triple doubles year after year".

After the game, Westbrook downplayed his latest feat.

Westbrook figured he might as well get a different kind of assist.

"I don't know, because honestly, bro, I know what I'm capable of doing, and I just go out and compete and whatever happens, happens, man". I go out and compete every night and leave it on the floor. All night long, George was relentless in his attack, slashing downhill into the lane, giving the ball up when double teamed and dancing behind screens for three-pointers. "I've got all the confidence in him". If the Thunder get high-level play from their two All-Stars they should be able to walk away with a win.

Thunder: Forward Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) and guard Dennis Schroder (personal reasons) did not play.

Hip-hop legend MC Hammer attended the game and chatted with Westbrook for several minutes afterward. "The energy was awesome".

Oklahoma City plays at New Orleans on Thursday.

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