Russell Westbrook waves to the crowd after tying the record for triple-doubles in a season. On top of that, he has to go into every game every night knowing that if he doesn't drop a triple-double or at the very least fill up the stat sheet, they are very likely to lose.
He moved past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the second-longest such streak in league history.
Durant and Kobe Bryant are the only players to surpass the 2,500 point scoring mark since 2000. "I think it will get us even more prepared, even more locked-in, win or lose".
"We held him from getting a triple-double", Memphis coach David Fizdale said.
James Harden scored 31 points as Houston beat Denver 110-104 to secure the third seed in the Western Conference.
Kevin Love led the Cavaliers with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Their tally for this campaign now stands at 1,004. "You're dealing with the MVP when he's playing like that", Randolph said. I give thanks to the man above. During "The Big O's" record-setting season, the Cincinnati Royals averaged 124.9 possessions per game.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures after scoring a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.
The Thunder (44-33), though, showed a balanced attack starting in the second quarter and coasted to victory the rest of the way to snap a two-game skid.
Westbrook's triple-double was his seventh in a row, which matches Robertson, Michael Jordan, and himself for the second-longest streak in National Basketball Association history. "M-V-P!" with a raised arm. Naming co-MVPs is a decent idea, but it does the best player, Westbrook, an injustice.
The All-Star also tied Chamberlain for fourth all-time with his 78th career triple-double. "It's an honor, (a) blessing, especially to be able to reach that here at home". "Something I'll definitely never forget". The associated moneylines for this game are Memphis -118 and Oklahoma City +108.
Klay Thompson poured in 41 points for the Warriors, who won their 12th straight game.
The Bucks are 40-38 on the season with four games left to play. He had 11 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 30 minutes. The remaining three are against teams with losing records - the Knicks, Detroit and Dallas.Gasol connected on his third 3-popinter of the game midway through the third quarter, giving him 100 for the season.
The Spurs needed overtime against the Memphis Grizzlies, as Kawhi Leonard recorded a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 95-89 victory. Jeff Teague added 20 points for IN, which moved one half-game ahead of Miami for eighth place IN the Eastern Conference.
And in other games, Denver beat New Orleans 134-131, NY beat Chicago 100-91, Brooklyn beat Philadelphia 141-118 and Sacreamento beat Dallas 98-87.