Russell Westbrook made triple-double history on Monday night

Russell Westbrook has done it. He broke a record that many thought was unbreakable when he recorded his 182nd triple-double against the Hawks on Monday night, which surpassed Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in NBA history. 

Westbrook had 28 points, 21 assists, and 13 rebounds last night, but he would miss a potential game-winning three at the buzzer, and the Wizards would fall to Atlanta 125-124 at State Farm Arena.

Westbrook, who has a league-leading 36 triple-doubles this season and is averaging 22.0 points, 11.6 assists, and 11.6 rebounds a contest, feels honored to be mentioned with some of the all-time greats in NBA history.

“It’s just a blessing,” Westbrook said after the game. “You put so much into the game, so much time, you sacrifice so much, to be able to just be mentioned with guys like Oscar, Magic [Johnson] and Jason Kidd, those guys is something I never dreamed about as a young kid growing up in L.A. Truly grateful for moments like this.”

Besides Robertson, never in our wildest dreams did anybody think any player in the NBA could average a triple-double for a season, and Westbrook has done it four times. We all thought if there were one player that would have done it, LeBron James would have been the guy, but Westbrook has beaten the odds, and now, he’s the king of triple-doubles.

With the loss on Monday night, Washington(32-37), who was without Bradley Beal(hamstring), is now 1/2 game behind the Pacers(32-36) for the ninth-seed in the Eastern Conference, and they are 1.5 games behind the eighth-seeded Hornets. 

Washington has three games left, including their season finale against Charlotte, so if they can get in striking distance of the Hornets, their last game of the season could be for the eighth-seed, which would be huge because Washington would have to win only one game, instead of two to advance in the Play-In Tournament.

Russell Westbrook messed around and averaged a triple-double in 2016-17 NBA season

Russell Westbrook has done it! He will average a triple-double in the 2016-17 NBA season. Westbrook needed six assists for the rest of the season to average a triple-double for the year; he recorded eight assists in a losing effort against the Suns 120-99.

The last and only other player to do it was Oscar Robertson; who averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists in the 1961-62 season.

Westbrook is still stuck on 41 triple doubles. He finished the night with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. 

For the season, Westbrook averages 31.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg, and 10.4 apg. 

Westbrook has an opportunity Sunday night against the Nuggets. 

‘MVP, MVP, MVP’

Oscar Robertson on Westbrook: ‘I don’t think any of these guards can beat him on a one-on-one game.’

Russell Westbrook is chasing the single season triple-double record held by Oscar Robertson. The record was set in the 1961-62 season.  Robertson gave ESPN his thoughts on whether he wants Westbrook to break his record:

“I’m rooting for him,” Robertson told ESPN.  “I hope he does it.”

Also, Robertson believes that no guard in the NBA can beat Westbrook one-on-one:

“I was talking to some basketball people the other night, and I said, I don’t think any of these guards can beat him on a one-on-one game.”

Furthermore, Robertson believes that Westbrook should be the MVP.

Should be interesting to see if the voters will agree with Robertson.

 

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Triple-double number 37 for Westbrook

Russell Westbrook has done it again! Westbrook recorded triple-double number 37 in a 92-91 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night. Westbrook hit the game-winning jump shot with 0:07 seconds left. He finished the night with 37pts, 13 rebs, and 10 asts.

Westbrook is now four triple-doubles away from tying the single season mark set by Oscar Robertson(41).

OKC has nine games left.