Russell Westbrook records 4th straight triple-double in another Thunder win

Russell Westbrook extended his triple-double streak to four games on Wednesday with a 35-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist performance in a 126-115 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards. He has nine on the season, 46 in his career and he continues to average a triple-double this year. This is the second time in his career that he has registered four triple-doubles in a row.

Westbrook started relatively slowly in this one, with only nine points at halftime. At the end, though, he left no doubt as to who was the best player in the building. With eight seconds left in the fourth quarter, Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to force overtime. In the five-minute extra frame, he outscored the Wizards by himself, contributing 14 of the Thunder's 21 points.

Russell Westbrook flies for the dunk
Russell Westbrook dunks home two of his 35 points. USATSI

Overall, this wasn't quite as pretty as some of Westbrook's other recent performances -- he shot 12-of-35 and turned the ball over seven times -- but it was enough to extend Oklahoma City's winning streak to four. Sometimes, superstars make it look like they can steal a victory with pure force of will. This was one of those times.

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James Herbert is somewhat fond of basketball, feature writing and understatements. A former season-ticket holder for the expansion Toronto Raptors, Herbert does not think the NBA was better back in the... Full Bio

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