Westbrook had 23 points, a dozen boards and half a dozen assists by the time the Thunder went to the locker room trailing 53-52 at halftime at the Pepsi Center.
"I'm honored just to be mentioned in a conversation with Oscar Robertson", Westbrook said recently while creeping up on the record.
"I could not be happier for him", Robertson wrote in The Undefeated.
The Mile High City just experienced the Wrath of The Broadie when the Thunder escaped the Nuggets, thanks to Russell Westbrook. Robertson wrote at the website Undefeated.com.
With another MVP like moment occurring for Westbrook, it's safe to say that fans and experts should expect the former All Star Game MVP to add the Maurice Podoloff Trophy to his trophy case as we have witnessed a season like no other from an superstar athlete.More news: White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill
Charles and Molly Keahey are season ticket holders and go to nearly every home game, even though they live 160 miles for the arena.
Cleveland led 93-67 after the third quarter, but the Hawks outscored the Cavaliers 44-18 in the fourth and tied it at 111 on Paul Millsap's short jumper at the buzzer after Atlanta won a jump ball.
The Thunder faced a 14-point deficit with 5:56 remaining Sunday. "But I always feel like, as a player, you have a certain rhythm you get into and a way you're playing".
- Westbrook is the only player in National Basketball Association history to post a triple-double without missing a shot, having done so when he went 6-6 from the field and 6-6 on free throws against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 22. OKC will have to run its offense through Westbrook if they have a shot.
Even after losing Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors in the summer, the Thunder are back in the postseason as the Western Conference's No.6 seed, in large part because of Westbrook's heroics. The Thunder finish the regular season at home on Wednesday night against Denver, and Donovan said they will have more conversation with Westbrook before deciding if he will play in that game or not.
After Sunday's matches, the Rockets own a 54-26 record, eight games ahead of the Thunder with a first-round matchup in the playoffs all set between the two teams.