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Derek Fisher's NBA-leading consecutive games streak ended by buyout

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — The end of Derek Fisher's league-leading consecutive games streak means there's a new NBA iron man: Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook.
By DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: March 22, 2012

/articleid/3659900/1/pictures/1675264">Photo - Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) inbounds the ball to teammate Derek Fisher (37) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook (0) inbounds the ball to teammate Derek Fisher (37) during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

“In my mind, it's alive,” Fisher said of his streak prior to making his Thunder debut Wednesday. “But I'm sure in the NBA record books it's probably gone. But as far as I'm concerned, I was always, and am, and even tonight, physically able to play.”

Prior to Friday's games, Westbrook led second-placed Portland guard Wesley Matthews by 83 games on the active consecutive games played list. Philadelphia guard Jrue Holiday was third with 189 consecutive games. Lakers forward Pau Gasol ranked fourth with 172 straight games, and Chicago's Kyle Korver was fifth with 164 consecutive games played.

Former forward A.C. Green is the NBA's all-time leader in consecutive games played with 1,192, a streak that spanned 15 seasons from 1986 to 2001.


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