Russell Westbrook makes history with 10th consecutive triple-double

Contest Shots and Step Up When it Counts – OU Medicine Game Day Report OKC vs. POR        By Nick Gallo | Thunder Digital Reporter

Contest Shots and Step Up When it Counts – OU Medicine Game Day Report OKC vs. POR By Nick Gallo | Thunder Digital Reporter

The game between the two teams is the third of the season, as the Thunder walked away victorious in the first two.

Westbrook set an National Basketball Association record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night.

George, on the vibe in the arena as Westbrook tried to set the triple-double record: "It just felt awesome".

Westbrook, 30, is one of only two players to average a triple double in every game for a season, a record he equalled in his MVP-winning 2017 season, when he hit a record 42 triple-doubles.

Chamberlain's record of nine consecutive triple-doubles had stood for 51 years before Westbrook eclipsed the National Basketball Association legend.

"This is the best I've felt mentally", George added.

It took Felton just six minutes to score seven points.

Westbrook and George celebrate. "I was clueless at that moment. Everybody I probably went up against - and no disrespect to other teams, they're unbelievable - Paul is the best that we probably went up against all year", Trail Blazers forward Evan Turner said. Three minutes later with less than a minute remaining, George found Russ for a deep trey to complete his first triple-double in OKC colors.

"It was special from the second the ball was tipped off", said George.

"There is no other person who has led in triple doubles year after year". But he told me the situation.

"Nah, no pressure", Westbrook said of paying off George's pass to get him the triple-double.

After the game, Westbrook downplayed his latest feat. "The energy was awesome".

During Westbrook's streak, the Thunder are 9-1, and he is averaging 19.7 points, 13.2 rebounds and 13.8 assists per game.

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