NBA: Westbrook closes in on history with 40th triple-double

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dive for loose ball during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Russell Westbrook has a slice of NBA history in his sights, but his 40th triple-double of the season on Sunday didn’t translate into a win for his Oklahoma City Thunder.Westbrook scored 40 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in the 113-101 home loss to the Charlotte Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot The Thunder guard is now one triple-double away from tying Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s single-season record of 41, set in 1961-62 for the Cincinnati Royals.READ: NBA: Thunder’s Westbrook eyes history, but Spurs get winFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith six games left in the regular season, Westbrook can match the record when the Thunder host the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.It was Westbrook’s first career triple-double against the Hornets. The only team left in the league that he has never posted a triple-double against is the Chicago Bulls. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Fajardo earns praise from Bolts import Stepheson Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The season’s top scorer notched his sixth straight triple-double, and his fifth straight featuring 30 or more points.But the playoff-bound Thunder endured a second straight defeat.Oklahoma City put authored an 11-1 scoring run to trim the Hornets’ lead to 102-91 with less than five minutes to play.Charlotte’s Cody Zeller converted a three-point play to slow the Thunder’s surge and they wouldn’t get the gap below 11 points from there. CBBADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View commentslast_img

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