Russell Westbrook’s 42nd Triple-Double Sets NBA Single-Season Record

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Russell Westbrook cemented his place in basketball history Sunday.

The Oklahoma City Thunder guard broke Oscar Robertson’s single-season triple-double record when he recorded his 42nd triple-double of the season against the Denver Nuggets.

Westbrook logged a whopping 50 points to go along with 16 rebounds and 10 assists.

If that wasn’t enough, the Thunder walked out of the Pepsi Center with a victory thanks to Westbrook’s ridiculous 3-point buzzer beater.

The incredible feat was not lost on the star point guard as he expressed following his team’s thrilling win.

Sunday’s performance bolstered Westbrook’s already eye-popping statistics this season. He leads the league in points per game with 31.7 and also is averaging 10.7 assists and 10.4 rebounds per contest. Westbrook will become the first player to average a triple-double over an entire season since Robertson during the 1961-62 season.

Westbrook’s other-worldly season has the Thunder currently sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference and looking at a first-round playoff matchup against fellow MVP-candidate James Harden and the Houston Rockets.

Thumbnail photo via Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports Images

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