Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook will sit out Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after notching his NBA-record 42nd triple-double of the season Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.
Oklahoma City (46-34) has already locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference with two games remaining.
Westbrook had 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in Sunday's 106-105 win in Denver. He broke a tie with Oscar Robertson, who had 41 triple-doubles in the 1961-62 season.
Robertson averaged a triple-double for the 61-62 season (30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 11.4 assists) and was the first and only player in NBA history to do so until Westbrook this season.
With averages of 31.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists through 80 games, Westbrook has already locked up his triple-double average for the campaign. He is also the league's scoring leader with 2,553 points.