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NBA roundup: Rockets top Thunder despite Russell Westbrook's seventh consecutive triple-double

NBA roundup: Rockets top Thunder despite Russell Westbrook's seventh consecutive triple-double

James Harden scored 21 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's seventh consecutive triple-double to beat the Thunder, 102-99, on Friday night in Oklahoma City. 

Harden also had 12 assists and nine rebounds to help the Rockets win their fifth straight. Houston withstood Harden's six-for-23 shooting effort. 

Westbrook finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He has the longest triple-double streak since Michael Jordan had seven in a row in 1989. The most in a row is nine by Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain in March 1968.

It was Westbrook's 12th triple-double this season and the 49th of his career. He is the NBA's active leader in...

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