Russell Westbrook sets history with second straight triple-double season

Russell Westbrook, Thunder Clinch Playoff Berth with Win vs. Heat

While Westbrook scored only six points, his figures gave him a triple-double average for the second successive season.

It's only the third time in National Basketball Association history that someone has averaged a triple-double.

On Wednesday night, Westbrook finished his historic run in nearly record time - snagging the 16 remaining rebounds he needed before the end of the third quarter and finishing the game with a career-high 20.

Coming into tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Westbrook season average was 25.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and a league-leading 10.1 assists per game. Doing it past year earned him the award.

By the end of the first half, the reigning NBA MVP had secured 11 boards, in addition to 12 assists and. one point. I take pride in what I do.

"I'm very, very thankful and blessed, man, to go out and compete", Westbrook said after the game (NBA.com). For any other guard, that'd be a tall task, but not for Westbrook.

But star teammate Russell Westbrook grabbed the spotlight with 20 rebounds and 19 assists. The line is massive, but I think the Thunder get it done here in a blowout.


"We're headed in the right direction", said George, who walked off a victor in Miami for the third time in 21 appearances. "I guess we like the challenge".

Westbrook pushed back against the stat-padding narrative that has built around him over the past year after shootaround Wednesday morning. I need to get better in the mid-range game, learn different coverages and get a better understanding of the game.

Entering the final two games of the season, he needed 34 total rebounds to accomplish yet another season-long triple-double.

"A lot of people make jokes about whatever, stat-padding or going to get rebounds", Westbrook said in an answer largely unrelated to the question that was asked.

When LeBron James took the floor for Cleveland against NY on Wednesday night, it represented a first for the four-time MVP - this is the first of his 15 seasons in which he's played in every regular-season game.

"Obviously, I thought we had plays where we could have prevented points, but for the most part, they (Memphis) just played really well tonight", George said.

You need it, even if it's not very good and you already know how things turn out.

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