Westbrook savours breaking long-standing triple-double file

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12 Feb 2019, 16:58 IST
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Eight-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook mirrored on sealing a historic 10th consecutive triple-double within the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder’s victory over the Portland Path Blazers as “an unbelievable second”.

Eight-time NBA All-Star Westbrook eclipsed Wilt Chamberlain’s long-standing file of 9 consecutive triple-doubles in one other impressed show on Monday.

Westbrook was given a standing ovation when he achieved the feat by laying on an help for Paul George within the last quarter of a 120-111 win.

The 2016-17 MVP savoured the second in a contest which he completed with 21 factors, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.

“Undoubtedly an unbelievable second,” Westbrook stated. “I do not know, as a result of actually, bro, I do know what I am able to doing, and I simply exit and compete and no matter occurs, occurs, man.

“I by no means even dreamed of enjoying within the NBA or standing right here speaking to you guys. So, every second is a blessing for me. Every time I get to stroll into this locker room and see my title up there, it is a blessing for me.

“That is an unbelievable second in of itself. Simply to have the ability to wake and have the ability to have a job, have a jersey, have a reputation in your again, as a result of to me that is a blessing itself and one thing I by no means even dreamed about as a child.”

Westbrook and Paul George additionally made historical past by changing into the primary team-mates in NBA historical past to realize a 20-point triple-double in the identical recreation.

George poured in an impressive 47 factors, laid on 10 assists and took 12 rebounds.

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