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Russell Westbrook Logs Fifth Straight Triple-Double

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Russell Westbrook became the first NBA player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989.

Westbrook got his fifth on Sunday against the New Orleans Pelicans, clinching it on an assist to Enes Kanter for a dunk with 2:14 left in the third quarter. Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. He also had 10 turnovers, becoming the first player to reach double-figures in all four categories since Jason Kidd in 2000.

Source: The Associated Press

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Giannis Antetokounmpo to Miss Game With Knee Soreness

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The Milwaukee Bucks have listed All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as out for Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee soreness.

Antetokounmpo will be missing his third game this season with the same ailment, having sat out a Nov. 22 contest at Phoenix and a Dec. 23 matchup in Charlotte.

Source: ESPN

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Hornets Make Kemba Walker Available via Trade

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Overloaded with bad contracts and untradeable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN.

Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets’ several less desirable contracts, sources said.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall

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Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.

Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.

Source: ESPN

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