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Dominant Westbrook gets Thunder home

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/12/2016 Cliff Brunt

Russell Westbrook has become the first NBA player Michael Jordan to record five consecutive triple-doubles as Oklahoma City beat New Orleans 101-92.

Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists, the Thunder having won all five games during Westbrook's triple-double stretch.

It was Westbrook's 10th triple-double of the season and the 47th of his career.

Jordan had seven straight triple-doubles in 1989, a run that included 10 triple-doubles in 11 games.

Enes Kanter had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 15 points for the Thunder.

Anthony Davis, the NBA's leading scorer, had 37 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans.

Oklahoma City led 49-41 at halftime, by which time Westbrook had 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Buddy Hield drained a 3-pointer to cut Oklahoma City's lead to four with just under two minutes to go, but Westbrook matched it with 51.3 seconds to go to bump the Thunder's lead back to 99-92.

Earlier, Serge Ibaka scored 21 points and blocked four shots to help Orlando to a 98-92 road win over Detroit.

Pistons guard Reggie Jackson made his season debut after missing Detroit's first 21 games with knee tendinitis, scoring 18 points in 23 minutes.

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