NBA: Thunder star breaks 51-year-old NBA record

Tuesday February 12 2019

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (left) celebrates with teammate Paul George during their National Basketball Association match against Portland Trail Blazers on February 11, 2019. Westbrook broke a 51-year-old NBA record when he achieved a triple-double in 10 consecutive games. PHOTO | OKC |

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (left) celebrates with teammate Paul George during their National Basketball Association match against Portland Trail Blazers on February 11, 2019. Westbrook broke a 51-year-old NBA record when he achieved a triple-double in 10 consecutive games. PHOTO | OKC |  

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Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook broke a 51-year-old NBA record when he achieved a triple-double in 10 consecutive games.

He tied Wilt Chamberlain's run of nine triple-doubles in a row, set in 1968, on Sunday against Houston Rockets.

The 30-year-old point guard broke the record in Thunders' 120-111 win over Portland Trail Blazers with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.

Thunder team-mate Paul George top scored in the match with 47 points.

A triple-double is achieved when a player records a double-digit total in three of the following categories: points, total rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.

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