OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson’s single-season record with his 41st triple-double and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79 on Tuesday night.
Westbrook clinched his seventh straight triple-double on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter. The crowd stood and chanted “MVP! MVP!” long after the assist. He later waved to the crowd after play stopped.
He finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.
Robertson set the record during the 1961-62 season, and Westbrook can break it Wednesday in Memphis.
Westbrook also moved into a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the career list with his 78th triple-double.
Enes Kanter scored 17 points for the Thunder, who posted their largest victory margin of the season.