Sports Briefing: Russell Westbrook’s Remarkable Streak Reaches Five


The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, passing the ball to Steven Adams, had 12 assists against the Pelicans.

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Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook became the first player in more than 25 years to record five consecutive triple-doubles in a 101-92 win over visiting New Orleans on Sunday.

Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season and the 47th of his career.

“I don’t want to get in a conversation of if I’m going to do it every night,” Westbrook said. “I just go out and compete at a high level every night, like I’ve been doing since I’ve been in the N.B.A.”

The Thunder have won all five games during Westbrook’s triple-double stretch. He is the first to accomplish the feat in five consecutive games since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989.

Enes Kanter had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 15 points for the Thunder.

Anthony Davis, the N.B.A.’s leading scorer, had 37 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans. Buddy Hield, who led nearby Oklahoma to…

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