Russ one-ups MJ with 8th straight triple-double


OKLAHOMA CITY — The last two times Russell Westbrook had a run of seven straight triple-doubles, he came up short of passing Michael Jordan for the longest streak in 51 years.On Thursday against the Memphis Grizzlies, with an offensive rebound and a putback with 4:29 left in the third quarter, Westbrook now has the longest triple-double streak in the NBA since Wilt Chamberlain had nine straight games in 1968.Westbrook can tie Chamberlain on Saturday when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Houston Rockets.Westbrook has had two previous streaks of seven, both during his MVP-winning 2016-17 season, and Jordan had seven consecutive triple-doubles during the 1988-89 season.For a third consecutive season, Westbrook is averaging a triple-double, with 21.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and a league-leading 11 assists per game. In 2016-17, Westbrook became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 — and the second player ever — to average a triple-double, and he followed that up by doing it again last season.Westbrook has 125 career triple-doubles, third on the all-time list. Magic Johnson is second with 138, and Robertson is first with 181.

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