Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook chasing history

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Russell Westbrook posts his 36th triple-double of the season, but it's James Harden walking away with the win as the Rockets get a 137-125 victory over the Thunder. (1:28)

Editor's note: Russell Westbrook's stats through March 26.

Can Russell Westbrook average a triple-double for a full season? In 1961-62, Oscar Robertson became the only player in NBA history to achieve the feat when he posted 41 of his record 181 triple-doubles.

If Westbrook plays in the Thunder's 10 remaining games, he needs to average 6.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists to finish with a triple-double average.

Follow along as we track the Thunder guard's triple-double pursuit down the stretch:

What are the odds?

ESPN NBA Insider Kevin Pelton's projection system calculates Westbrook's chances. As the triple-doubles pile up, Westbrook's chances will be updated here:

For more background from Kevin Pelton, click here.

How many will Russ get?

Westbrook needs 41 triple-doubles this season to match Robertson's total for 1961-62. He has 36 triple-doubles through 72 games.

Westbrook's triple-doubles a winning play?

When Westbrook posts a triple-double, the Thunder tend to win. Check out the win percentages, which show OKC benefits from Russ being Russ:

Charting Russ and Oscar

We're putting Westbrook's up-to-date numbers at this point of the 2016-17 season up against Robertson's numbers at the same point of the 1961-62 season:

Credit: Information from the Elias Sports Bureau was used for the Westbrook versus Robertson comparison.