Post Up: Russell Westbrook and Paul George Record Historic Triple-Doubles

by February 11, 2019
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Knicks 104 (10-46), Cavaliers 107 (12-45)

The Cavaliers rode a 66-point first half performance to deliver the Knicks a franchise-worst 17th straight loss.

Kadeem Allen scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting for New York. Collin Sexton led the Cavs with 20 points and Kevin Love put up 14 points and nine boards in just 16 minutes of work.

Trail Blazers 111 (33-23), Thunder 120 (37-29)

Russell Westbrook (21 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists) and Paul George (47 points, 12 rebounds 10 assists) became the 10th pair of teammates to ever record triple-doubles as OKC cruised to the W.

With 68 combined points, the duo surpassed Vince Carter/Jason Kidd and Michael Jordan/Scottie Pippen for the highest scoring output between two teammates with triple-doubles — the previous record was 56. They were also the first duo to both score at least 20 points.

Westbrook’s 10th consecutive triple-double moved him past Wilt Chamberlain for the League record.

Heat 87 (25-30), Nuggets 103 (38-18)

Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Malik Beasley added 20 as the Nuggets scored 35 first quarter points and never looked back.

Nets 125 (29-29), Raptors 127 (42-16)

Kawhi Leonard (30 points) knocked down the go-ahead shot with four seconds to go as the Raptors won their fifth game in a row. Marc Gasol had 16 points and six boards in 22 minutes in his first home game in Toronto.

Joe Harris and Allen Crabbe combined for 46 points and 13-for-18 shooting from deep.

Bucks 112 (42-14), Bulls 99 (13-44)

Giannis Antetokounmpo stuffed the stat sheet with 29 points, 17 rebounds, eight dimes and three blocks as the Bucks held onto first place in the Eastern Conference. His plus-minus of plus-21 in 35 minutes was a team-best

Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen combined for 47 points, nearly half of Chicago’s points.

Mavericks 104 (26-30), Rockets (33-23)

James Harden knocked down a 30-foot 3 with 52 seconds to go to extend his 30-point streak to 30 games as he finished the night with 31 points, eight rebounds, seven dimes and five steals.

Luka Doncic led the Mavs with 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

Clippers 120 (31-27), Timberwolves 130 (26-30)

The two sides were knotted up 53-53 late in the second quarter, but a 34-11 run by Minnesota put the game out of reach for Los Angeles, who were only able to cut the deficit back down to four in the final period.

Bench stars came up big for both sides as Derrick Rose scored 22 in 25 minutes for the Timberwolves and Lou Williams had 45 points on 13-for-25 shooting for the Clippers. Williams’ 45 was the most points by a bench player since JR Smith in 2009.

Wizards 112 (24-33), Pistons 121 (26-29)

Blake Griffin (31 points, nine rebounds, nine assists) and Andre Drummond (32 points, 17 rebounds, four steals) took over as the Pistons raced out to a quick lead and held on the rest of the way.

Bradley Beal scored 32 for the Wizards.

Hornets 90 (27-29), Pacers 99 (38-19)

Kemba Walker scored 34 points, but the Hornets were only able to shoot 32.2 percent from the field and 17.5 percent from behind the arc as seven Pacers chipped in at least eight points. Myles Turner led Indiana with 18 points, three steals and three blocks.