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Westbrook in the zone

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Russell Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to notch five straight triple-doubles in the NBA, his latest powering Oklahoma City to a 101-92 victory over the Pelicans in New Orleans yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Westbrook scored 28 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and handed out 12 assists for his 10th triple-double of the season and his fifth in a row.

His streak is the longest since Jordan posted seven straight in 1989.

"It's just a blessing," Westbrook said.

"I'm very, very blessed to be able to play the game I love.

"Like I've said before, I never take it for granted. Every time I step on the floor, I'm blessed beyond belief."

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said before the game that Westbrook is "the best athlete in the NBA".

"It's fun watching him play against everybody else," Gentry said, though it wasn't as much fun watching Westbrook unleash his talents on his own team.

Thunder centre Enes Kanter recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Victor Oladipo added 15 points for Oklahoma City, who withstood 37 points and 15 rebounds from Pelicans star Anthony Davis. - AFP.


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