The MVP of the 2017 season finished with 21 points, 11 assists and 14 rebounds, while George erupted for 47 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds as the Thunder beat Portland 120-111 on home court.
George had 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the third triple-double of his career as the Thunder improved to 37-19 on the season.
Setting the new triple-double standard looked like a long shot for Westbrook, needing five assists in the final eight minutes of Monday's contest.
"I got some unbelievable team-mates". But he told me the situation.
George has been on his own tear as of late, averaging 39.7 points per game in February.
"There is no other person who has led in triple doubles year after year". George scored 21 points and Felton added 15.
Russell Westbrook, #0 and Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrate a dunk during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 2 in Los Angeles, California. After all, he has averaged triple-doubles over each of the last two seasons and is aiming to average one yet again this year. "Just felt wonderful. The energy was awesome".
"I've got a lot of confidence in Raymond", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said before the game.
The six-time All-Star admitted he had not realized the landmark was just one assist away. Go out and compete every night and leave it on the floor, and whatever happens, happens.
Westbrook got the record on an assist to George for a 3-pointer with less than four minutes remaining in the game. "I'm very, very blessed to be able to go out and play, and I don't take it for granted".