Russell Westbrook achieves 41st Triple-Double

Harden is producing almost 57 points per game - which, if it holds, would be the most in National Basketball Association history - and he's doing it with an insane efficiency, as he has a true shooting percentage of better than 61 percent at the moment. We talked about the points already, but the most glaring stat is his two turnovers - the guy who averages 5.4 a game had just two while dishing out 13 dimes.

The Oklahoma City fans were appreciative of Russell Westbrook's latest performance.

To be fair, this appears to be by design rather than selfishness on Westbrook's part. He is not finished pleasing his team either.

Antetokounmpo came out of the gates like he was the one chasing history.

LeBron James notched his second straight triple-double, Kevin Love scored 28 points and Cleveland warmed up for a big game in Boston by dropping 18 three-pointers in a 122-102 victory against Orlando. Now, he has his eyes set on breaking another record, and it also is related to a triple double.

With five games left in the regular season, Westbrook is inching closer and closer to a season-long triple-double average as well.

Robertson set the record during the 1961-62 season. It has not been broken in half a century.

Following intermission, in addition to piling six points upon an already commanding lead, the penultimate frame saw Westbrook join Robertson in posterity with 9:17 remaining.

Teams Russell Westbrook has gotten a triple-double against this season.

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There's more than one record in sight. Memphis will have its hands full trying to contain Westbrook, although it will be extra hard with that record being just fingertips away. Russell Westbrook is averaging 31.9 points and 10.4 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.

There is no sign of Westbrook slowing down in the near future either. The 23-year-old rookie did not return, and no further update concerning his condition is available.

While Westbrook has stated numerous times during recent interviews that his ultimate goal is to excel in a newfound leadership role, his accompanying 41 triple-doubles are enthusiastically welcomed.

Whether he can do it or not, it will not have much of an effect on the Thunder.

"I was in shock, honestly man, just kinda sitting there kinda embracing the moment", Westbrook said. If all goes well through the remainder of the season, they just might be making an appearance in the playoffs.

Elsewhere in the West, the Portland Trail Blazers were left clinging to a half-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff seed after they were dominated 106-87 by the Utah Jazz.

Memphis is coming off an overtime 89-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

The Bucks' struggles began early, as they had difficulty dealing with the Thunder's tenacious defense and length in the first quarter. Meanwhile, Westbrook looks to make the triple-double record his own with the Thunder at the Grizzlies.

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