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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, Published: March 22, 2012

“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.