It was a historic night in Oklahoma City.
In a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, where the Thunder led for the majority of the game, Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th straight triple-double (an NBA record), his 23rd for the season overall.
It was with this Paul George triple that the 2016-17 MVP surpassed Wilt Chamberlain in the record books for most consecutive triple-doubles:
HISTORIC #TripleDoubleAlert:- NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2019
10 AST#RussellWestbrook records his 10th straight triple-double, passing Wilt Chamberlain (9) for the longest streak in @NBAHistory. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/E86y1zN3cu
Although Paul George ranks nowhere near Russell Westbrook on the all-time list for triple-doubles, there was no denying the MVP worthy performance that the former Most Improved Player of the Year put up.
George racked up 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on 15-of-26 shooting from the field. This was his first triple-double of the season and his sixth 35-plus point outing in the last seven games.
For George's 10th assist, Westbrook returned the favour by knocking down his lone triple of the game:
47 PTS | 12 REB | 10 AST@Yg_Trece records @okcthunder's second triple-double of the game! #PhantomCam #PaulGeorge pic.twitter.com/spC8NtB19j- NBA (@NBA) February 12, 2019
With PG's triple-double, the duo made history:
#RussellWestbrook (21p/14r/11a) and #PaulGeorge (47p/12r/10a) are the first teammates in @NBAHistory to each have a 20-point triple-double in the same game, regular season or playoffs. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/HGYCkzWhb5- NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) February 12, 2019
The Thunder were missing Dennis Schroder, but two guards stepped up to the stage and provided some much-needed production off the bench. Veteran Raymond Felton (15) and Deonte Burton (18) combined for 33 points on 13-of-22 shooting. They also committed zero turnovers.
The team as a whole shot 47.7 percent from the field and 45.7 percent on 3s. It was enough for them to clinch the season series 3-0 with a game yet to be played on Mar. 8.
This is the Thunder's fourth straight win, sixth straight at home and 11th of their last 12.
What a performance. ⚡️- NBA TV (@NBATV) February 12, 2019
Paul George (47 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST) and Russell Westbrook (21 PTS, 14 REB, 11 AST) lead the @okcthunder to victory! pic.twitter.com/2QrJm9xytb
Other than Damian Lillard's 31-point, 7-rebound and 6-assist outing, the Blazers didn't put up much of fight. CJ McCollum only had 13 points on 5-of-20 shooting and Jusuf Nurkic, who missed a lot of time with foul trouble, only finished with nine points.
This is Portland's second consecutive loss and third in their last four games. They are now set to host the two-time champions in the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
The Thunder, on the other hand, will face the Pelicans in New Orleans in their final game before All-Star Weekend.