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Russell Westbrook triple-double tally: No. 11

Russell Westbrook has his eyes on the pirze and another triple-double. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his sixth straight triple-double as the Thunder edged the Hawks 102-99 on Monday.

The details

Per research from the Elias Sports Bureau, Westbrook is one of four players to have a streak of six straight triple-doubles. The NBA record is held by Wilt Chamberlain, who logged nine straight during the 1967-68 season. Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Michael Jordan (1988-89) each had streaks of seven straight.

Elias also notes that Westbrook is one of two players to reach 11 triple-doubles while averaging a triple-double no worse than every two games. He got there in 22 games, which trails only Oscar Robertson, who did so in 14 games in 1961-62.

Westbrook now has a triple-double through three quarters in four of his past five games. He’s averaging 21.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 9.1 assists through the first three quarters of games this season. The most recent player to have each of those averages in a season, using their stats for entire games, was Oscar Robertson in 1964-65.

Westbrook has five triple-doubles through three quarters this season. The only other player to record one is James Harden. Westbrook has totaled 11 triple-doubles this season. The rest of the NBA has 11.

Leaderboard update

Westbrook now has 48 career triple-doubles. He ranks sixth all time, three ahead of LeBron James and 11 behind Larry Bird. Robertson is the all-time leader, with 181.

Looking ahead

The Thunder don’t play again until Friday, when they face the Rockets. Westbrook’s 11 triple-doubles this season are only two shy of Harden’s career total.