Paul George Sinks Double OT Winner As Westbrook’s Triple-Double Streak Comes To End


To suppose: Russell Westbrook's file triple-double streak is definitely taking part in second fiddle to Paul George's MVP-level performances of late. In final evening's each of these headlines got here crashing down - Paul George's 45 factors included the inevitable game-winning shot, handing the visiting Utah Jazz an exciting double extra time loss. 

But Russell Westbrook whose historic run of consecutive triple-doubles got here to finish final evening, completed with 43 factors of his personal, to associate with 15 rebounds and eight assists in 43 minutes of motion. Westbrook's streak of 11 triple-doubles broke the earlier mark set by Wilt Chamberlain, whose 9 video games seemed to be unimpeachable by trendy requirements till Russ got here alongside displaying every kind of genetic freakdom.

Honestly, man, I am simply very grateful, blessed, give all of the because of the person above to have the ability to exit and compete," Westbrook mentioned post-game. "And that is all I do each evening, and no matter comes with it, comes with it."

Paul George joined Russ in speaking to the press after the win - with God almighty the thing of his gratitude, for steadying the windchill issue on the ultimate shot, a floater over the Great Wall of Rudy Gobert. The win ensures the Thunder a pleasant little cushion over their closest competitors within the Western Conference standings, the Portland Trail Blazers.