The Oklahoma City Thunder guard ended up playing a total of 27 minutes in front of the home crowd and racked up 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in a blowout win against Robertson's former team, the Milwaukee Bucks, 110-79.
After Westbrook clinched the mark early in the third quarter (9:17 left), the play was briefly stopped for the feat to be recognized. He waved to the crowd's standing ovation and MVP chants.
His 78th career triple-double also put Russ in fourth place all time, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain behind only Jason Kidd (107), Magic Johnson (138), and 'The Big O' (181).
With still five games remaining this season, he is on pace to not only break the record, but also become the second player in NBA history—other than Robertson—to average double figures in three statistical categories after 82 games.
In honor of the Westbrook's versatile play, here are his most impressive all-around performances so far:
The situation is ripe for sports entertainment of the humorous kind
Publicity stunt or public service?
He was caught sexting multiple women who all turned out to be one dude
The country dropped from the 38th rank to 39th this year
'I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new'