NBA: Thunder beat Trail Blazers, Westbrook sets record


By Can Erozden

ANKARA (AA) – Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) point guard Russell Westbrook set a new NBA record as he made his 10th consecutive "triple double" in league history on Monday.

OKC star Westbrook helped Thunder beat Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in Monday's game at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.

With his 10th consecutive "triple double", Westbrook has broken NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain's 51-year-old record. Chamberlain had nine straight "triple doubles" in history.

In addition to Westbrook's individual performance, another OKC star Paul George — playing as forward — made a "triple double" against Trail Blazers.

George tallied 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard produced 31 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Lillard's teammate Jake Layman scored 17 points. Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic scored nine points and had 12 rebounds.

  • Results:

Cleveland Cavaliers-New York Knicks: 107-104

Detroit Pistons-Washington Wizards: 121-112

Indiana Pacers-Charlotte Hornets: 99-90

Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets: 127-125

Chicago Bulls-Milwaukee Bucks: 99-112

Houston Rockets-Dallas Mavericks: 120-104

Minnesota Timberwolves-Los Angeles Clippers: 130-120

Oklahoma City Thunder-Portland Trail Blazers: 120-111

Denver Nuggets-Miami Heat: 103-87