Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79

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Westbrook's 12 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds tied him with Oscar Robertson who set the record for most triple doubles during the 1961-62 season.

It was all fun for Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday as they stomped the red-hot Milwaukee Bucks 110-79, leading by as many as 39. Even without Westbrook's record-setting pace, there would still be nearly two-thirds more triple-doubles as there were just four seasons ago.

Robertson became the first player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double for an entire season in 1961-62, the same year he put together 41 triple-doubles. Jason Smith scored 17 points and sank a career-high five 3-pointers.

Though the chart shows LeBron James adds 42 wins for the Cavaliers when he's on the court, he does play alongside All-Stars like Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, so even he has a pair of decent sidekicks.

IN had lost four in a row to leave their post-season hopes in jeopardy and found themselves 19 points down in the first half before rallying for a crucial victory. He finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.

"It's something that I could never dream about growing up in the inner city of Los Angeles", Westbrook said.

Gordon Hayward scored 30 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-87, while Ben McLemore scored 21 of his 22 points in the second half and led six players scoring in double figures as the Sacramento Kings beat the Dallas Mavericks 98-87.

The Thunder All-Star also tied Chamberlain for fourth all-time with his 78th triple-double.

Everything has been going right for Russell Westbrook as of late.

Kemba Walker scored 37 points for the Hornets, who are 1 1/2 games behind eighth-place IN for the final playoff spot.

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Courtney Lee had 14 points for the Knicks Maurice Ndour had 13 points and 12 boards.

The defeat eliminated the Pelicans from playoff contention.

Cleveland is still in a fight for the No. 1 overall seed in the Eastern Conference, and while it's unclear how much they care about it (if at all), the Cavs' recent struggles defensively have put them in a scenario where at the least they should take the final five games of the year seriously, lest they enter the playoffs still in a funk. They haven't fared well against the Bucks, though, as Milwaukee has claimed the first three meetings, winning by an average of 16 points per game.

Another unbelievable statistic that should be highlighted is clutch time points per game. Stephenson, DeRozan and Toronto's P.J. Tucker received technical fouls.

This game will be a hard one for the Grizzlies as fatigue will be playing a huge role. He is the one and only threat the Grizzlies must contain to win this game.

Romo was released by the Cowboys and said he had interest from other teams, but chose the switch to broadcasting for several reasons.

For starters, Robertson was a slightly more efficient shooter (47.8 effective field goal percentage) than Westbrook (47.4 percent) without the added benefit of the three-point line, introduced in 1979.

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