Westbrook clinches triple-double average for season

And as for not getting 10 assists?

Russell Westbrook is about to join Oscar Robertson for one historic record and pass him for another one. "If I wanted to get 10 assists, I could get 10 assists". Russell Westbrook fell one rebound shy of a triple-double but still dominated the game with 45 points, nine rebounds, 10 assists and five steals to go along with eight 3-pointers.

But Russ would not make history on Friday night.

One of the two men in this picture will nearly certainly be crowned as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.

Third quarter: Let the record show it was at the 10:36 mark in which Westbrook officially joined Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double in National Basketball Association history.

'Get your mind right, ' he explained. I never walk into that locker room think, 'Geez, I hope he's ready to play tonight.

As incredible as Westbrook has been all year long, the Thunder simply aren't winning (enough). They will be shackled by a franchise-record 13-game losing streak when they face the Thunder.

"I'm a competitor, and I'm at my home arena, and you're hearing chants to another guy", Booker said. "I've seen enough miraculous things this year". "My job is to see what's going on, and try to find guys that'll make some shots and maybe we can get something going".

With his sixth assist on Friday night in Phoenix, the Oklahoma City Thunder guard reached 820 assists on the season, meaning he has assured himself of being the first player since Oscar Robertson, who accomplished the feat in the 1961-1962 season, and just the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double over the course of an entire National Basketball Association season.

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Thunderous Intentions is a gold mine filled with entertaining and enlightening Oklahoma City Thunder content. Allen finished last night with 7 rebounds, continuing his elevated rebound rate for the season.

"Fourth quarter, we had such a big lead and the only thing he needed was assists, so the whole game plan changed", Suns forward Jared Dudley told ESPN. On the bright side, Westbrook clinched that he will average a triple-double for the season. Suns won for the first time since they shut down a healthy Eric Bledsoe for the season.

Boban Marjanovic scored a career-high 27 points with 12 rebounds off the bench as the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 114-109, while a career-high 27 points from Bryn Forbes lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a 109-89 win over the Dallas Mavericks even as the bulk of the regular starting line-up rested. But that didn't have the historical impact Westbrook's 42nd triple-double would have.

Oklahoma City plays at Denver on Sunday and at Minnesota on Tuesday. But the Thunder still got a very important win as they're still fighting for seeding in the Western Conference Playoffs. Carter recalled when some suggested Kidd could reach Robertson's record and remembered a playoff series where Kidd averaged a triple-double over six or seven games.

Live Score Updates are available on official Twitter pages of Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns.

But a miserable shooting start and an inspired effort from the Phoenix Suns kept him from authoring any further rewrites.

The Thunder are facing Suns at Phoenix for their fourth match in this season.

Phoenix, meanwhile, shot 61 per cent in the first half, led by Warren's 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, to Oklahoma City's 39 per cent and led 71-48 at the halfway stage.

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