Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka made History
Kevin Durant, Russel Westbrook and Serge Ibaka made history in the NBA as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Denver Nuggets 124-118 on February 19, 2012.
- 51 points
- Highest so far of the 2011-2012 season
- Already possessed two NBA scoring titles
- 40 points
- 14 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks
- First career triple-double
- 14th player in Thunder franchise history to have a triple-double performance
- 1st Thunder franchise player to have double digits in blocks in a triple-double performance
The Oklahoma trio was the first in NBA history having a 50 point plus coming from one of the players (Kevin Durant) combined with another (Russel Westbrook) player’s 40-point explosion and supported by a triple double performance from one more teammate (Serge Ibaka).
The last teammates to score 40 points apiece were Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in the 1996 Chicago Bulls. But to go 50 and 40 points plus respectively, the last duo to have done the same feat were Kiki Vandeweghe and Alex English in a triple overtime game in 1983.
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