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Westbrook ties Michael Jordan’s record and approaches Magic Johnson’s

The figure of the point guard Russell Westbrook shone again in a special way and with a new triple-double he managed to tie a historical mark of Michael Jordan and is close to another of Magic Johnson, which made him become the figure of the day of the NBA.
Nothing stops Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder from posting triple-doubles and wins after beating the Toronto Raptors 100-119 in the matchup for division leaders.
Westbrook continued to flirt with some achievements of the legendary Jordan and Johnson, while the Thunder consolidate themselves as the third best team in the league and with aspirations to fight for the Western Conference title, where they are third.
The Thunder’s star point guard achieved his sixteenth triple-double of the season, while forward Kevin Durant scored 34 points that left them once again as the true architects of the Thunder’s victory, the eighth consecutive.
Westbrook contributed 26 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, which allowed him to have the best triple-double mark in a season since Magic Johnson, in 1988-89, reached 17 with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Additionally, he posted his seventh triple-double in March, matching the one-month mark since Jordan did it in April 1989.
“I think this is something that you can never disdain, but what I like is to win, so regardless of what the numbers say, I like to win the game and make sure my teammates feel good about themselves. We’ll see where we get from here,” Westbrook said after the game at the Air Canada Center in Toronto.
Oklahoma City has the longest winning streak in the NBA. It is also the longest for the team since they got 10 between January 16 and 31, 2014.
Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge contributed a double-double of 31 points and 13 rebounds that helped the San Antonio Spurs win 87-101 on the road against the decimated Memphis Grizzlies and continue with the second-best record in the Western Conference and of the league.
Aldridge made 11 of 16 shots from the field and 9 of 11 from the free throw line, which allowed the Spurs to win despite resting veterans center Tim Duncan, French point guard Tony Parker and Argentine shooting guard Manu. Ginobili.
The bad losing streak accompanied the Chicago Bulls one more day, who could not overcome the best team game of the Atlanta Hawks and lost at their United Center field by 100-102, in what was the fourth consecutive defeat. .
It is true that the Spanish center Pau Gasol is not one hundred percent recovered from the physical problems he suffers in his right knee, but the Bulls as a team could never overcome the Hawks’ best defense that limited them to 38 percent shooting field and Chicago moves away from the final phase.
Guard Jeff Teague scored 26 points, including a pair of free throws with just over six seconds to play, and the Hawks withstood a final reaction from the Bulls to win the fourth straight game that keeps them atop the Southeast Division.
Shooting guard Dwyane Wade reached 30 points with nine assists, while reserve center Hassan Whiteside reached his best individual record with 27 points that helped the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-99.
Rookie forward Josh Richardson had 16 points as he started for Miami, whose defense stifled the Nets in the second half and remain second in the Southeast Division, one win behind the Hawks, and fourth in the Eastern Conference.
The negative note was starred by the Lakers with their veteran shooting guard Kobe Bryant by drawing the worst loss in team history.
Bryant, who with the permission of the Lakers, chose a whole season to have fun and celebrate his farewell to the competition, had another negative chapter in his brilliant career when he suffered the most humiliating defeat as a professional.
The Lakers lost to the Utah Jazz in Bryant’s last visit to Salta Lake City with a historic score of 123-75, 48 points behind, something that had never happened before in the 20 seasons he has been a professional.
The beating also matched the worst the Lakers had suffered in franchise history.
Shooting guard Rodney Hood scored 30 points for the Jazz, who gave their best offensive display of the season and continued in seventh place in the Western Conference, in the final phase zone and with a win advantage over the Houston Rockets, They had a rest day.
The 48-point loss matched the margin seen on March 7, 2014, when the Lakers fell 142-94 to the Los Angeles Clippers, a game in which Bryant sat out due to injury.
Bryant played 28 minutes and had just five points after missing 10 of 11 shots, including all four of his missed 3-point attempts, and was perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. He gave two assists and recovered a ball.
In other results of the day, Dallas beat Denver 88-97 at home, Los Angeles Clippers beat Boston 114-90, Portland did the same 105-93 against Sacramento, New Orleans defeated New York 99-91 and Minnesota prevailed 121-116 to Phoenix. EFE

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