Westbrook’s Third Straight Triple-Double Carriers OKC


For all the flash, the style, the emotion, the anger and the swaggering bravado that oozes out of his 6-foot-4 frame, Russell Westbrook shrivels up any time you ask him about the ridiculous things he’s accomplishing. For instance: He just put up his 15th triple-double — 21 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 111-107 win over the Houston Rockets — that put him in the company of one Michael Jordan for the second most in a season in the last 30 years.

Magic Johnson had 17 in 1988-89, and with 11 games left, it almost seems probable Westbrook will jump that number with the way he’s stacking them up (six in his last nine games). That’s pretty crazy, right? “That’s just a blessing,” he said. “Especially getting mentioned with those guys. Those guys are Hall of Famers. But my job is just to help us win games and try to win a championship.”

Source: Royce Young of ESPN


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