Russell Westbrook breaks NBA triple-double record

by: Jeff Kolb Updated:

Quick Facts:

  • OKC's Russell Westbrook is the new record hold for most triple-double's in a single season with 42.
  • Oscar Robertson previously held the record since the 1961-1962 season.
  • Westbrook is a top contender for NBA MVP.

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's NBA record of 41 triple-doubles in a single season Sunday. Robertson held the record since the 1961-62 season.

Westbrook secured his 42nd triple-double of the season in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Denver Nuggets.

Robertson said he hoped Westbrook breaks his record and believes Russell deserves this year's NBA MVP award.

With the triple-double, Westbrook also surpassed Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA career triple-doubles list. He claimed sole possession of fourth place with 79 total.

After scoring the game-winning buzzer beater, Westbrook thanked his parents for raising him.


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