Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the second player in NBA history with a 20-point, 20-rebound, 20-assist triple-double, accomplishing the feat Tuesday night in a 119-103 home victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Westbrook clinched the mark with a rebound in the final minute, drawing a large ovation from the Oklahoma City crowd. He finished with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists.
Wilt Chamberlain is the only other player to achieve the feat, getting 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists on Feb. 2, 1968, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Tuesday’s game also marked Westbrook’s third career game with 20 points, 20 assists and 10 rebounds, tying Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson for the most all time, according to Elias.
It looked as if Westbrook’s chance at the mark passed by just before the decisive rebound, as the ball bounced off his fingertips and away. But at the other end, he grabbed a miss by Lance Stephenson.
It was Westbrook’s 31st triple-double of the season. Assuming he plays in each of the Thunder’s final four regular-season games, he needs just three total assists the rest of the way to average a triple-double for the third consecutive season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.