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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oscar Robertson is the only player ever to have more triple-doubles in a season than Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook had his 31st triple-double of the season to help Oklahoma City beat San Antonio 102-92 on Thursday night.
He had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to match Wilt Chamberlain’s 1967-68 campaign for the second-most in a season.
Robertson had 41 during the 1961-62 season. Westbrook said he is honored to be among the greats.
“It’s a blessing, man,” he said. “You come out every night and compete and try to compete at a high level. Whenever you are mentioned with guys like that, it’s always a blessing. I don’t take it for granted.”
Victor Oladipo scored 20 points, and Enes Kanter added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Thunder snap a four-game losing streak.
Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points for the Spurs, but he took a hit in the head and neck area on a drive to the hoop by Oladipo in the third quarter, and he didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was unsure how serious the injury was.
Lakers 122, Suns 110
The Los Angeles Lakers stopped their desert drought with one satisfying performance.
D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Lakers earned their first win in Phoenix in six years with a 122-110 victory over the Suns.
Jordan Clarkson added 19 for the Lakers, who snapped an eight-game losing streak. Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac scored 14 points apiece.
It was Los Angeles’ first win in Phoenix since Jan. 5, 2011. The Lakers had lost 11 straight road games against the Suns, including a 137-101 laugher in their previous game in Phoenix on Feb. 15, the most one-sided Suns win in the series’ history.