Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks 102-99

The Associated Press - December 6, 2016 8:45 am

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Atlanta. Oklahoma City won 102-99. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ORG XMIT: GAJB110

ATLANTA (AP) – Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six games, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 102-99 victory over the skidding Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

Westbrook scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and doled out 12 assists, carrying on the NBA’s longest run of triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989.

Westbrook has sparked a six-game winning streak by the Thunder. He’s now reached double figures in all three categories in half of the Thunder’s 22 games.

By contrast, Jordan had 15 triple-doubles for the entire 1988-89 season.

Despite benching Kyle Korver and benefiting from return of Paul Millsap, the Hawks lost their seventh straight game.

They’ve dropped 10 of 11 overall.

 

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