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’

Westbrook gets triple-double number 40!

At this point, it’s just a matter of time before Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson’s single season triple-double record of 41! Westbrook recorded triple-double number 40 in a 113-101 loss to the Hornets today in Oklahoma City.

Westbrook finished with 40 pts, 13 rebs, and 10 asts.

OKC has six games left in the regular season.  Next game is Tuesday against the Bucks.

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 38 for Westbrook

Russell Westbrook had a monster game, and triple -double number 38. Westbrook finished with 57 pts, 13 rebs, and 11 asts as the Thunder beat the Magic 112-106 in OT. This was the most points ever in a triple-double. Westbrook is now three away from the single season mark of 41, set by Oscar Robertson in 1961-62. At this rate, Westbrook is going to break this record.

OKC has eight games left.

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.

Russell Westbrook triple-double number 35!

Russell Westbrook has done it again. He notched triple-double number 35 in a victory against the 76ers. Westbrook is now six away from the all-time single season record for triple-doubles of 41, set by Oscar Robertson in the 1961-62 season. Westbrook finished with 18 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds.

He was 6-6 from the field and 6-6 from the free throw line. Perfection! This was the first time in league history that anyone has recorded a triple-double while being perfect from the field and free throw line.

OKC has 11 games left.

Westbrook gets triple-double number 33

The Russell Westbrook triple-double show made a stop in Brooklyn last night; he messed around and got triple-double number 33. OKC defeated the Nets 122-104. Westbrook stat line was 25pts, 12 rebs and 19 assts. The Thunder are 27-6 when Westbrook messes around and gets a triple-double. In order for Westbrook to finish the season averaging a triple-double and being at 30ppg, he would need to average 21.8 ppg, 8.8 apg, and 7.5 rpg. Can he do it? I think he will.

If he finishes the season averaging a triple-double, he has to be the MVP.  I just can’t see how he could not be the MVP. What’s happening here is historic. This achievement warrants the MVP!

We’ll see if the MVP voters agree!