The Triple-Double Machine otherwise known as Russell Westbrook keeps chugging along.
Recording his seventh straight triple-double in Oklahoma City Thunder's 102-99 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, Westbrook became the first player to accomplish this feat since Michael Jordan did it during the 1988-1989 season. This was Westbrook's 12th triple-double of the season, which is quite astonishing since the Thunder have played just 23 games. Oklahoma City is 9-3 this season when Westbrook gets a triple-double and 42-6 all-time.
Westbrook's seventh triple-double wasn't as eye-catching as some of his other ones on his streak. He had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He shot 8-of-25, missed all seven of his three-point attempts and was 11-of-12 from the free-throw line. Westbook also had three steals.
Here's a look at Westbrook's previous six triple-doubles:
- vs. Nuggets on Nov. 25: 36 points, 11 rebounds and 17 assists
- vs. Pistons on Nov. 26: 17 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists
- vs. Knicks on Nov. 28: 27 points, 17 rebounds, 14 assists
- vs. Wizards on Nov. 30: 35 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists
- vs. Pelicans on Dec. 4: 28 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists
- vs. Hawks on Dec. 5: 32 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists
If Westbrook records two more consecutive triple-doubles, he will tie Wilt Chamberlain's streak of nine, the longest in NBA history.
Westbrook is on pace to average a triple-double for the season with 31.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists. If he is able to keep it up, Westbrook will become the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62.