Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook recorded his 17th triple-double of the season Tuesday night, matching Magic Johnson’s total for the most triple dips in nearly thirty years.
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Westbrook’s 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists helped OKC clinch the third Playoff seed in the Western Conference by beating the Denver Nuggets 124-102.
Russ now has 35 career triple-doubles.
Per the AP:
“It’s a great honor,” Westbrook said. “Whenever you’re mentioned in the same sentence as Magic, it’s always great. That’s something you never take for granted.”
Kevin Durant had 26 points and eight assists for Oklahoma City. The Thunder are locked into the No. 3 seed in the West with four games left.
“It’s a scary team,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “They have one of the highest-octane offenses in the NBA, and we saw that tonight. We had flashes where we looked like we could compete with them. Then it shows how far we are away.”