Russell Westbrook breaks triple double record, hits buzzer-beater for win

An Oklahoma City Thunder fan shows the Russell Westbrook triple double history board during the first half of a basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday

An Oklahoma City Thunder fan shows the Russell Westbrook triple double history board during the first half of a basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday

The Thunder are in sixth place (46-34) and will face Rockets in the first round of the Western Conference.

"My motto is 'why not?', and I always stick by it, regardless of what people say what's possible and not possible".

Off an assist from Kiwi centre Steven Adams. Then he ended the Denver Nuggets' playoff hopes.

They got to their seats with less than two minutes remaining in the game. But his most crucial points came with an out of bounds play with just under 3 seconds left. It was a priority for Westbrook to acquire the triple-double record after not passing the record in Phoenix when he was 2 assists short of from 42 triple-doubles.

DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points to become the second player in team history to reach 2,000 points in a season as Toronto reached 50 wins and secured at least the third seed in the Eastern Conference by beating NY. Westbrook shot just 22.2 per cent from the field in that game.

However, the Timberwolves lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (25-55) on D'Angelo Russell's last-second 3-pointer.

- Westbrook has averaged 31.9 points per game, over a point more than Robertson did in 61-62, when he put up 30.8 per match.

Minnesota, which won 29 games past year, didn't progress as quickly as expected under new coach Tom Thibodeau and young stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. "Not only his physical ability and talent, but people unfortunately, young players, don't get a chance to see the commitment level that he makes".

According to the Oklahoman, Westbrook's status for Tuesday was uncertain following a Monday practice in Minnesota.

Westbrook's 42nd triple-double is one more than the "Big O" had for the Cincinnati Royals in 1961-62, a mark that many in the National Basketball Association had considered unbreakable until Westbrook's incredible run.

Westbrook collected 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to break Oscar Robertson's 56-year-old record with his 42nd triple-double of the season.

Westbrook had some words to say after the game about his accomplishments.

The debate on who should win the 2017 NBA MVP award has picked up in the final weeks of the regular season even as both players impressed with their triple-double feats and other impressive stats. Thunder F Doug McDermott was a late scratch due to left knee soreness.

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