Russell Westbrook has now tied Michael Jordan for most triple-doubles in one month

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Russell Westbrook has been a man possessed as of late. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has been on a tear through March and has helped his franchise go on a current league-best run of eight straight wins.

The California-native has been in sensational form across the board, collecting seven triple-doubles and managing to overshadow even the great Kevin Durant - the MVP back in 2014.

It's been a long road for Westbrook to be viewed as in the same light as Durant, but not only is he rubbing shoulders with his esteemed and decorated teammate, his form this month has equalled an all-time great's, too.

Westbrook posted 26 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in Monday's victory over the Toronto Raptors and that was his 16th triple-double of the campaign.

In collecting his seventh triple-double in March, Westbrook has recorded the most sheet-stuffing nights in any one month since Michael Jordan had seven in April, 1989.

The explosive point guard will have one more chance to add to his tally this month when the Thunder travel to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday evening.

More than that, Westbrook has eight more chances to garner two more triple-doubles this term so he can surpass Magic Johnson - arguably the greatest point guard of all-time - for the most triple-doubles in one season.

The Lakers' legend record stands at 17 from 1988-89, but the personal accolades appear to mean precious little to Westbrook in the grand scheme of things.

"I think it's something I never take for granted but I like winning," Westbrook said following the victory over the Raptors.

"So regardless of what the numbers say, I like to win the game and make sure my teammates feel good about themselves and figure it out from there."

Larry Bird also managed six triple-doubles in February 1986, and that just confirms the kind of legendary figures Westbrook is now associating himself with.

The 27-year-old is currently averaging 23.7 points, 10.4 dimes and 7.7 boards per game through the 2015-16 campaign, and that could be viewed as MVP form if Stephen Curry wasn't doing the extraordinary things that he is.

However, Westbrook is certainly developing his own superstar status. The fourth pick in the 2008 draft - a class that was headlined by Derrick Rose, another MVP-winning point guard - has won the All-Star Game MVP award for the last two years and was the NBA scoring champion last season.

Westbrook also has five All-Star appearances to his name in a Western Conference that is home to Curry, Chris Paul and Tony Parker.

His recent feats shouldn't be underestimated; the calibre of superstars that Westbrook continues to gun down is a testament to what he is capable of.

Will he etch his name into the record books ahead of the great Michael Jordan?

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