Russell Westbrook makes history with triple-double vs. all 30 teams

Ruben Hill
January 21, 2020

OKC piled on the points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Rockets 41-20 to pull off a monster comeback and secure a 112-107 win.

Even with the cold shooting, it took an unfathomable collapse for the Rockets to lose this one, all at home against an undermanned opponent.

Gallinari powered a 13-0 run to cut the deficit to just 100-98 with 4:27 to go and from there, the momentum was all OKC's.

Gallinari and Dennis Schroder, who scored 17 of his 23 points after halftime, carried the Thunder after the break.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (13 points, 10 rebounds) turned his steal against Rockets guard James Harden into a dunk that gave the Thunder the lead for good at 106-105 with 1:13 left.

After the game, the Rockets appeared as frustrated as they've been all season, though head coach Mike D'Antoni wouldn't go as far as to question Harden's shot selection. That ties him for the most missed threes in a game in National Basketball Association history... for THIRD time in his career.

He managed just five points in the fourth quarter on 2-of-5 shooting.

Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double of 32 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists, but his errant 3 with 8.8 seconds left represented the Rockets' final gasp.

Westbrook now has eight triple-doubles on the season and two in his last three games, trailing only James (9) and Luka Doncic (12) for triple-doubles this season.

With Westbrook's performance versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, who traded him to Houston last July, Westbrook joins LeBron James as just the second player in National Basketball Association history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises.

At the moment, the Thunder have beaten the Rockets two out of three times this season, and they also have two Houston first-round draft picks and two pick swap rights over a four-year span from 2023 through 2026. They'll be seeking to snap their four-game losing streak as they host Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday.

As tweeted by Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman, per the Thunder, Adams suffered a left ankle sprain.

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