We all know at this level that Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine. Over the final two seasons, he has been averaging a triple-double and he’s on tempo to do the very same factor this yr. Last night time although, in a 132-122 win towards the Orlando Magic, Westbrook went off once more, scoring 16 factors, 15 rebounds, and 16 assists. It was his seventh triple-double in a row, which tied him with Michael Jordan for the second longest triple-double streak in NBA historical past. Wilt Chamberlain has the file for the longest streak with 9 video games.
Westbrook was the primary participant since Oscar Robertson to common a triple-double in a season and his consistency to place up huge numbers has impressed Thunder head coach Billy Donovan.
“I feel it is loopy that anyone is devaluing that for my part,” Donovan stated based on ESPN. “Oscar Robertson did it for a season, and it hadn’t occurred once more in 60 years. [Westbrook] is within the means of doing it three consecutive years, so simply that’s one thing in of itself that has not occurred within the historical past of the sport. He impacts our workforce in so many alternative methods.”
Meanwhile, Westbrook has been humble about all of it saying “Guys are making photographs, man. My job is to simply make the sport simpler for them.”
The Thunder are making a push to be the most effective groups within the Western Conference. They are at the moment in third place with a file of 34-19.