OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record with his 41st triple-double and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-79 on Tuesday night.
Westbrook clinched his seventh straight triple-double on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter. The crowd stood and chanted "MVP! MVP!" long after the assist. He later waved to the crowd after play stopped . He finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.
Complete coverage of the Philadelphia 76ers and their rivals in the NBA from NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Robertson set the record during the 1961-62 season, and Westbrook can break it Wednesday in Memphis. Westbrook also moved into a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the career list with his 78th triple-double.
Enes Kanter scored 17 points for the Thunder, who posted their largest victory margin of the season.
Michael Beasley scored 14 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bucks (see full recap).
Cavs beat Magic, back in tie for 1st with Celtics up next
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James notched his second straight triple-double, Kevin Love scored 28 and the Cleveland Cavaliers warmed up for a big game in Boston by dropping 18 3-pointers in a 122-102 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
Kyrie Irving added 24 points and J.R. Smith 19 for the Cavs, who made nine 3s and scored 43 in the third quarter to turn a tight game into a blowout and beat Orlando for the 17th straight time.
Cleveland didn't have any on-court issues following an emotional, double-overtime victory Sunday and won its third straight. The defending champions also moved into a tie with the Celtics atop the Eastern Conference. The teams will meet Wednesday for first place and temporary ownership of the top seed and home-court advantage until the NBA Finals.
Evan Fournier scored 21 for Orlando, which has lost five in a row and six of seven (see full recap).
Pacers tussle with Raptors, help playoff chances with win
INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul George scored 18 of his 35 points in the third quarter Tuesday night and the desperate Indiana Pacers rallied from a 19-point, first-half deficit and blew out Toronto 108-90.
The Pacers ended a four-game losing streak that saw them slide from a tie for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference to the very real possibility of missing the postseason.
DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which had won its previous two.
It was an astounding comeback for Indiana, which was so lethargic in the first half it needed an 8-2 spurt just to get within 51-40 at halftime.
The game was marred by a shoving match between Indiana's Lance Stephenson and Toronto's DeMarre Carroll with 3.3 seconds left. The melee spilled down the sideline and into the Pacers' bench, where Carroll and Toronto's P.J. Tucker were still jawing with Pacers players (see full recap).