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On the other hand, LeBron James put up a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebounds and ten assists, while Kyrie Irving exploded for 45 points and nine assists but it was not enough to get the win. The Hall of Famer said Westbrook's triple-double numbers show his overall impact on the game beyond his team's record. Harden believes winning more games should factor more into the vote than individual performances, which he labeled Westbrook's record.
Hawks 126, Cavaliers 125 (OT): Paul Millsap scored 22 points, and host Atlanta overcame a 26-point deficit to stun Cleveland in overtime.
After breaking a 55-year-old National Basketball Association record, Oscar Robertson believes Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook can go on and make more history.
Not only did the 28-year-old break the record for triple-doubles in a season with his 42nd, he also chose to win the game for Oklahoma City Thunder in the final seconds. OKC's Westbrook has similar numbers this year with 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game for the Thunder, which will face the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets in their final games of the regular season.
With his triple-double in the books, Westbrook scored his team's final 15 points, including a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded after a timeout with 2.9 seconds left.
Former USC Pitcher Will Make MLB Debut For The Yankees Pineda's ability to miss bats with his mid-90s fastball, slider and changeup is the reason NY has been so patient with him. Montgomery threw five strong innings with High-A Tampa on Thursday, allowing one unearned run and striking out eight.
Westbrook's record-breaking assist came with 4:17 remaining in the game, with the guard dishing it off to Semaj Christon in the right corner for a three-pointer. Oklahoma City's next best players after Westbrook are Steven Adams and Enes Kanter.
"For him to understand and communicate so regularly with his teammates about what they mean to him and how they're helping him do these things, I think it's a good look inside of him and who he is", Presti said.
Danilo Gallinari led Denver with a season-high 34 points while Jokic scored 23 of his own. "I was open and let it go". F Doug McDermott was a late scratch with a sore left knee. He has not joined the team on its now four-game road trip, which will conclude Tuesday in Minnesota.
The Nuggets (38-42) needed to win their last three games and hope the Portland Trail Blazers dropped their last two, but instead Denver took a second heartbreaking loss to the Thunder this season.
Nuggets: Visit Dallas Tuesday on the first night of a back-to-back to end their season.
Tar Heels bring back a sixth NCAA title
NOTES: North Carolina appeared in its 11th national championship game, having it won it in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009. The dean dome was the team's first stop after returning from Phoenix , the site of the 2017 Final Four .
Oil demand to slow for the 2nd year in a row: IEA
The International Energy Agency expects growth in the global demand for crude oil to slow for a second consecutive year in 2017. OECD stocks "drew moderately" in February and the IEA anticipates they will dip down further in March.
Canada bans removing passengers from overbooked airplanes
Alderman Michael Zalewski, chairman of the council's aviation committee, said the event had given O'Hare Airport a "black eye". The lawyer said the 69-year old passenger had told him his experience was more terrifying than fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s.