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Russell Westbrook moves level with LeBron James on the all-time triple-double list

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With a 17-point, 13-rebound and 15-assist display against the Detroit Pistons last night, Russell Westbrook notched his seventh triple-double of the season.

Not only is the Oklahoma City Thunder guard now three clear of his next peer - James Harden - in that category, but he is now level with LeBron James for career triple-doubles after notching his 44th.

That puts him joint-sixth on the all-time list as last nights effort moved him ahead of Fat Lever.

The most incredible thing about Westbrook tying James' record though? He did it in 395 games less.

So what does it mean for Westbrook to be sitting alongside James at this juncture?

"I mean, nothing," Westbrook said when asked what it means to be in such company. "I'm happy we won -- that's the most important part for me. But I definitely don't take anything for granted. Like I said, every night I step on the floor I try to compete at a high level and [am] thankful I can play the game I love every night."

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The Thunder have moved to 10-8 following the 106-88 blowout victory over Detroit and Westbrook is averaging a ridiculous 31.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 11.1 assists a night.

Ahead of Westbrook on the triple-double leaderboard is Larry Bird (59), Wilt Chamberlain (78), Jason Kidd (107), Magic Johnson (138) and the last man to average a triple-double throughout a whole season, Oscar Robertson (181).

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