Westbrook ties Robertson's single-season triple-double record

Ross Houston
April 7, 2017

Russell Westbrook recorded his 41st triple-double of the season on Tuesday night to match Oscar Robertson's 55-year-old National Basketball Association record. He needs just 16 more assists to reach 820 dimes on the year, having finished the night with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.

Westbrook has played phenomenal and tough; he has appeared and started in all 76 games this season, averaging 34.8 minutes per game.

The crowd gave him a standing ovation for his efforts.


Tuesday night's triple double against the Milwaukee Bucks was his seventh straight triple-double of the season.

Needless to say, the six-time All-Star is putting up MVP numbers - 31. Westbrook did it before the halfway point in the third quarter in what's become a Westbrook-geared romp against the Bucks.

Many have pointed out the discrepancy between Robertson's and Westbrook's minutes.


The point guard's superb statistical season comes on the heels of losing former superstar teammate Kevin Durant to free agency last off-season. Westbrook is averaging 1.3 assists per game off drives to the basket, the fourth most in the league. Twenty-nine against Dallas, 30 to Orlando and Charlotte, 27 to San Antonio - all exceeding the Thunder's season average of 24.9 opponent 3-point attempts per game.

Over the past 19 games, Westbrook has knocked down 3.1 shots a night from 3-point range, 0.7 more than his season average and 2.1 above his career average.

Westbrook clinched his triple-double on an assist to Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third quarter.


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