Westbrook passes Wilt for 2nd-most triple-doubles in a season

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Chalk up another triple-double for the Oklahoma City Thunder's All-Star point guard.

Russell Westbrook grabbed his 10th rebound at the 8:50 mark of the third quarter Saturday afternoon when his Thunder hosted the visiting Utah Jazz at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

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)

Rank Player Triple-Doubles
1 Oscar Robertson 181
2 Magic Johnson 138
3 Jason Kidd 107
4 Wilt Chamberlain 78
5 Russell Westbrook 69
6 Larry Bird 59
7 LeBron James 50

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.

Westbrook passes Wilt for 2nd-most triple-doubles in a season
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