Westbrook matches Chamberlain record

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March 11, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers centre Jusuf Nurkic (left) tips in a shot over Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington, left, and forward Richaun Holmes during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Portland on Thursday. The Blazers won 114-108 in overtime. (AP Photo)
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (right) drives against Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game, on Thursday in Phoenix. (AP Photo)
WestBrook (centre)
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OKLAHOMA CITY, AP:

Russell Westbrook had his 31st triple-double of the season on Thursday night. He scored 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to match Wilt Chamberlain's 1967-68 campaign for the second-most triple-doubles in a season.

Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-92 in the game. The win represented the end of a four-game losing streak for the Thunder. The Spurs on the other hand had won nine straight. San Antonio dropped two games behind the Golden State Warriors in the race for the best record in the NBA.

In Portland, Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high 28 points and 20 rebounds, helping Portland to its fourth straight win.

D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points, including six 3-pointers, and the Lakers snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Jordan Clarkson added 19 for the Lakers, who stopped an 11-game skid in Phoenix, where they hadn't won since January 5, 2011. Los Angeles lost 137-101 in its previous game in Phoenix on February 15, the most one-sided Suns win in the series' history.

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