Westbrook passes Wilt for 2nd-most triple-doubles in a season
Chalk up another triple-double for the Oklahoma City Thunder's All-Star point guard.
That gave him a line of 13 points, 10 boards, and 12 assists at the time, as well as his 32nd triple-double of the 2016-17 regular season. This moved him past the legendary Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain for the second-most triple-doubles in a single campaign.
He recorded the triple-double in 27:04 of game time, making it the fourth-fastest one he's notched this season.
Westbrook now needs nine more triple-doubles over the final 16 games to tie Oscar Robertson's record of 41 set back in 1961-62. Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists that year.
Most NBA triple-doubles (career)
Entering Saturday's matchup with Utah, Westbrook was averaging 31.9 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.1 assists in 34.8 minutes for the 36-29 Thunder.
He finished with 33 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds, two steals, and a pair of blocks to lead his team to a 112-104 victory over the Jazz.