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Thunder: Chris Paul congratulates LeBron James on triple-double milestone

Chris Paul may have been a thorn in LeBron James’s side Tuesday night, poking the ball out of his hands, swatting a pass, and guarding him like a corner back on a breakaway to record four steals in the Thunder’s 112-107 loss to the Lakers.

But on Wednesday, Paul took to Twitter to congratulate his longtime friend on the milestone he reached with the 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists he recorded against the Thunder.

“Congrats my brother on being the FIRST player in NBA history to record a triple double against every team... and to do it in year 17 too!” read a post on Paul’s verified Twitter account. “Continue to beat the odds.”

Rockets guard Russell Westbrook came an assist short of the same accomplishment on Oct. 28, when he logged 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists against the Thunder. It was Westbrook's first time facing the team he spent 11 seasons of his NBA career with. The Thunder next faces the Rockets on Jan. 9, in Westbrook’s nationally televised return to OKC.

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LeBron James embraces Chris Paul following an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. The pair, along with Carmelo Anthony, were in New York to watch Dwyane Wade's final NBA game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LeBron James embraces Chris Paul following an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. The pair, along with Carmelo Anthony, were in New York to watch Dwyane Wade's final NBA game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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