He's the first player since the venerable PG Oscar Robertson did so way back in 1962.
He had 51 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 113-110 overtime win on October 28, becoming the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to record a triple-double that included a 50-point game.
Everyone knows that Oscar Robertson had a ridiculous 41 triple-doubles during the 1961-62 season. On several occasions in the fourth quarter, Westbrook didn't shoot when open and instead passed to teammates, but the Suns made denying Westbrook assists their priority down the stretch of their 120-99 victory, which snapped a 13-game losing streak for Phoenix. He had five turnovers in the first quarter, including three in the first three minutes. "We just played hard like you're supposed to do".
Westbrook accomplished the feat with his sixth assist. becoming the \ first National Basketball Association player in 55 years to average a triple-double for a season and the second in league history. Westbrook leads the league in scoring (31.8 PPG), is third in assists (10.4 APS) and is tenth in rebounding (10.7 RPG). But I will say this: he's starting to look like an National Basketball Association player, and has already become a better defender than Toney Douglas.
Westbrook is tied for fourth on the NBA's all-time list of triple-doubles, tied with Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain. He missed his first 11 shots before finally getting a layup to go. He followed that quickly with a three-point play on an acrobatic drive to the basket.
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And I mean, the guys executed it perfectly, especially down the last four minutes. "I was 100 percent", Thornwell said. Top Defenses?: Gonzaga and SC both had made their marks in the NCAA Tournament to this point with incredible defense.
December 23: Westbrook leads the Thunder to a win at Boston with 45 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Although it's very hard to believe, some people don't think Westbrook should be named MVP this year. "I've seen enough miraculous things this year: At Dallas, at Orlando and some other places..."
Warren had 11 of his 15 first-half points in the first quarter and the Suns had 24 of their 32 points in the paint to build a 13-point lead.
After almost every game, triple-double or not, Westbrook deals with reporters asking him whether he's chasing stats or not. In the postgame, Fizdale said he was trying to wait until the 4-minute mark to put Randolph back in the game, but that he checked himself in with 4:30 to go and said "Can't wait, coach" as he walked past Fizdale on the way to the scorer's table. I ain't making a shot.
Westbrook's historic pace was all anyone really wanted to talk about before and after the game. So much so, that at its summit Earl Watson's crew enjoyed a 28-point lead over listless Oklahoma City.