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Westbrook sets another triple-double record in Thunder win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Chalk up another triple-double record for Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night.

Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain, who had nine straight triple-doubles in 1968, by finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Westbrook already was the only person to average a triple-double in consecutive seasons, and he set the single-season record for triple-doubles with 42 in 2016-17.

He downplayed this record while still showing respect for Chamberlain.

''I just go play the game the right way,'' he said. ''It's what I do. Go out and compete every night and leave it on the floor, and whatever happens, happens. I'm very, very blessed to be able to go out and play, and I don't take it for granted.''

Westbrook clinched the record on an assist to George for a 3-pointer with 3:52 remaining in the fourth quarter.

''I thought he had it already,'' George joked. ''Usually, Russ has that by the first quarter. I didn't know it was that close.''

It was Westbrook's 23rd triple-double of the season and the 127th of his career. Most important to the Thunder, the team has a 9-1 record during his triple-double run.

''I do know the most important thing for him is to win,'' Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. ''That's what he's about. He wants to win. I think a lot of the things he does that he gets attention for in terms of the triple-doubles are things that impact winning for our team.''

George had 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the third triple-double of his career. Rookie Deonte Burton had a career-high 18 points and Raymond Felton added a season-high 15 for the Thunder.

Damian Lillard scored 31 points and Jake Layman added 17 for Portland.

The Thunder shot 56 percent in the first half to lead 68-49 at the break. George scored 21 points and Felton added 15.

The Trail Blazers started the second half on a 7-0 run to make things interesting, and they trimmed Oklahoma City's lead to 87-82 by the end of the third quarter.

Westbrook had five assists heading into the fourth, and after a rest, he re-entered the game with 9:36 remaining. He got his first assist of the quarter with 6:54 left and was up to his ninth with 4:57 to play.

Westbrook made a 3-pointer in the final minute that gave George his triple-double. Westbrook told George that he was one assist away.

''Yeah, we talked about it right before that play,'' George said. ''I was clueless at that moment. But he told me the situation. So, it's cool to be on the other end of the triple-double.''

Westbrook figured he might as well get a different kind of assist.

''It's amazing to go out and compete,'' he said, ''to see your teammate, your brother, do amazing things, and you can be right on the side of him doing something special as well.''

TIP INS

Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum was called for a technical in the second quarter. ... McCollum shot 4 for 15. ... Portland shot 33.3 percent in the first half.

Thunder: Forward Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) and guard Dennis Schroder (personal reasons) did not play. ... George scored 17 points in the first quarter. ... Burton hit a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer. ... Forward Patrick Patterson got his fourth start of the season in Grant's place.

STAT LINES

Lillard made 1 of 10 shots and scored six points in the first half, then made 8 of 12 shots and scored 25 points after the break.

HAMMER TIME

Hip-hop legend MC Hammer attended the game and chatted with Westbrook for several minutes afterward.

QUOTABLE

George, on the vibe in the arena as Westbrook tried to set the triple-double record: ''It just felt amazing. The energy was awesome.''

UP NEXT

Portland hosts Golden State on Wednesday.

Oklahoma City plays at New Orleans on Thursday.

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Key Players
D. Lillard
0 PG
R. Westbrook
0 PG
35.5 Min. Per Game 35.5
21.2 Pts. Per Game 21.2
11.2 Ast. Per Game 11.2
11.1 Reb. Per Game 11.1
44.8 Field Goal % 41.2
44.8 Three Point % 41.3
90.8 Free Throw % 65.1
  CJ McCollum missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:13
  Meyers Leonard missed alley-oop shot 0:16
  Defensive rebound by CJ McCollum 0:25
  Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:29
+ 3 Meyers Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Damian Lillard 0:44
+ 3 Russell Westbrook made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Paul George 0:51
+ 1 Damian Lillard made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:09
+ 1 Damian Lillard made 1st of 2 free throws 1:09
  Shooting foul on Steven Adams 1:09
+ 1 Paul George made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:16
+ 1 Paul George made 1st of 2 free throws 1:16
Team Stats
Points 111 120
Field Goals 36-87 (41.4%) 41-86 (47.7%)
3-Pointers 11-29 (37.9%) 16-35 (45.7%)
Free Throws 28-38 (73.7%) 22-29 (75.9%)
Total Rebounds 58 55
Offensive 10 7
Defensive 36 38
Team 12 10
Assists 18 23
Steals 8 9
Blocks 7 7
Turnovers 13 12
Fouls 24 28
Technicals 2 1
31 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST
47 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST
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away team logo Trail Blazers 33-23 26233329111
home team logo Thunder 37-19 36321933120
Team Stats
away team logo Trail Blazers 33-23 113.3 PPG 47.6 RPG 22.8 APG
home team logo Thunder 37-19 115.4 PPG 47.9 RPG 23.4 APG
Key Players
D. Lillard PG 26.3 PPG 4.5 RPG 6.4 APG 45.0 FG%
P. George SF 28.7 PPG 8.0 RPG 4.1 APG 45.3 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Lillard PG 31 PTS 7 REB 6 AST
P. George SF 47 PTS 12 REB 10 AST
41.4 FG% 47.7
37.9 3PT FG% 45.7
73.7 FT% 75.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Lillard 31 7 6 9/22 3/8 10/11 4 36 2 1 4 1 6 +8 49
A. Aminu 13 9 2 5/9 2/4 1/1 4 33 1 0 3 2 7 +5 24
C. McCollum 13 4 4 5/20 1/7 2/3 3 37 1 0 1 0 4 -11 25
J. Nurkic 9 12 1 2/7 0/0 5/8 6 29 1 2 1 2 10 -11 25
M. Harkless 3 3 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 20 2 0 2 1 2 -4 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Lillard 31 7 6 9/22 3/8 10/11 4 36 2 1 4 1 6 +8 49
A. Aminu 13 9 2 5/9 2/4 1/1 4 33 1 0 3 2 7 +5 24
C. McCollum 13 4 4 5/20 1/7 2/3 3 37 1 0 1 0 4 -11 25
J. Nurkic 9 12 1 2/7 0/0 5/8 6 29 1 2 1 2 10 -11 25
M. Harkless 3 3 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 20 2 0 2 1 2 -4 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Layman 17 4 1 5/7 2/3 5/8 1 28 0 4 0 2 2 -2 27
R. Hood 9 0 0 4/5 1/1 0/0 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 -21 9
M. Leonard 5 3 0 2/4 1/1 0/0 3 8 0 0 2 0 3 +11 6
Z. Collins 5 2 0 1/2 0/0 3/4 1 10 1 0 0 2 0 -9 8
E. Turner 3 2 3 1/4 0/1 1/2 0 13 0 0 0 0 2 -12 11
S. Curry 3 0 0 1/4 0/1 1/1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 +1 3
S. Labissiere - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Trent Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Simons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 46 18 36/87 11/29 28/38 24 235 8 7 13 10 36 -45 195
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. George 47 12 10 15/26 8/13 9/11 4 43 2 0 2 1 11 +14 79
R. Westbrook 21 14 11 5/19 1/6 10/13 4 36 1 2 6 2 12 +1 54
S. Adams 9 1 0 4/7 0/0 1/2 4 34 2 1 2 0 1 +6 11
T. Ferguson 8 0 0 3/4 1/2 1/1 4 28 1 0 0 0 0 -7 9
P. Patterson 0 7 0 0/5 0/4 0/0 2 23 1 0 0 2 5 +3 8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. George 47 12 10 15/26 8/13 9/11 4 43 2 0 2 1 11 +14 79
R. Westbrook 21 14 11 5/19 1/6 10/13 4 36 1 2 6 2 12 +1 54
S. Adams 9 1 0 4/7 0/0 1/2 4 34 2 1 2 0 1 +6 11
T. Ferguson 8 0 0 3/4 1/2 1/1 4 28 1 0 0 0 0 -7 9
P. Patterson 0 7 0 0/5 0/4 0/0 2 23 1 0 0 2 5 +3 8
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Felton 15 1 1 6/10 3/5 0/0 2 21 2 0 0 0 1 +13 20
N. Noel 2 7 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 13 0 1 2 2 5 +3 8
A. Nader 0 3 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 12 0 0 0 0 3 +6 5
H. Diallo 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
A. Roberson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Schroder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Burton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Grant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Grantham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 120 45 23 41/86 16/35 22/29 28 211 9 7 12 7 38 +38 194