Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 55-year-old record with his 42nd triple-double this season during the April 9 game against the Denver Nuggets. Westbrook and the Thunder proved successful with a buzzer-beating three-pointer for a 106-105 victory eliminating the Nuggets from playoff contention.
Westbrook’s record-breaking assist came with 4:17 remaining after a series of missed shots. “I know y’all are probably gonna get tired of me saying the same thing, but I promise you I’ve been blessed with so many things,” Westbrook said. “This is another blessing. I never take it for granted.”