ATLANTA (AP) – Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six games, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 102-99 victory over the skidding Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Westbrook scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and doled out 12 assists, carrying on the NBA’s longest run of triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989.
Westbrook has sparked a six-game winning streak by the Thunder. He’s now reached double figures in all three categories in half of the Thunder’s 22 games.
By contrast, Jordan had 15 triple-doubles for the entire 1988-89 season.
Despite benching Kyle Korver and benefiting from return of Paul Millsap, the Hawks lost their seventh straight game.
They’ve dropped 10 of 11 overall.
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