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’
There it is!
— NBA (@NBA) April 8, 2017
Russell Westbrook is now two triple-doubles behind the all-time single season mark of 41; after recording triple-double number 39 against the Spurs in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Unfortunately for OKC, they blow a 21-point 3rd quarter lead and lose 100-95 to the Spurs.
Westbrook finished with 32 pts, 15 rebs, and 12 asts
OKC has 7 games left.
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.
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.