Westbrook equals MJ with 7th straight triple-double

Cliff Brunt | Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook posted his seventh consecutive triple-double Friday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 102-99 loss to the Houston Rockets, the longest streak since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989.

Westbrook finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It was his 12th triple-double this season and the 49th of his career. He is the NBA’s active leader in the category and ranks sixth overall.

Jordan’s streak came during a run of 10 triple-doubles in 11 games.

The most consecutive triple-doubles is nine by Philadelphia’s Wilt Chamberlain in March 1968.

Westbrook remains on pace to average a triple-double for the season with 31.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists.

The Thunder had won the previous six games during Westbrook’s triple-double binge.