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DENVER — Russell Westbrook broke more than just records Sunday night at the Pepsi Center against the Nuggets.

Westbrook made a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-105 win, knocking the Nuggets out of playoff contention.

Westbrook also secured his place in history with his 42nd triple-double this season, breaking Oscar Robertson’s 56-year-old record. He finished with 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.

Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 34 points to lead the Nuggets, with more than half of those points coming in the third quarter.

The Nuggets were chasing the Portland Trail Blazers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Nuggets finish the season with back-to-back road games at Dallas (6:30 p.m. Tuesday) and at Oklahoma City (6 p.m. Wednesday).

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