Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook became the first player since LeBron James in 2009 to post three consecutive triple doubles on Friday night in a 115-112 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Westbrook scored 40 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out 11 assists. That followed previous games in which he recorded 39-14-11 and 20-11-10 in those three categories, respectively.
[daily_cut.NBA] Over 45 games this season, Westbrook has averaged career-highs in points (26.5), rebounds (6.8) and assists (8.1) while emerging as a possible candidate for the Most Valuable Player award. In the final seconds of Friday night's loss, Westbrook absorbed an inadvertent knee to the face from teammate Andre Roberson.
Westbrook underwent a procedure on Saturday to fix his zygomatic arch bone and will miss the Thunder's game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday.