Russell Westbrook Moves Within One Triple-Double of Tying Oscar Robinson's RecordRead Now
Although the Thunder lost Sunday to the Hornets, Russell Westbrook surely can't be to blame, after he recorded his 5th-straight 30+ point triple-double, now the longest streak in NBA history. Westbrook went off for 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists, for his 40th triple-double of the season, now just one shy of Big O's record 41.
'Brodie' is likely to tie, or even pass Robinson's record by Wednesday, as the Thunder have off tonight before taking on the Bucks at home Tuesday, and then traveling to Memphis Wednesday night to face the Grizzlies.
After recording his triple-double last night against the Hornets, Russell Westbrook now only has one team left in the NBA that he has not notched a triple-double against at some point in his career, the Bulls. He's unlikely to get a chance to do that this season, as the Thunder and Bulls will not play against one another for the rest of the regular season, and there is very little chance the Bulls make it to the playoffs, let alone out of the East.
With 6 games remaining for the Thunder, and with Westbrook averaging 31.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 10.4 assists for the season, it seems to be a lock that Brodie will take over the all-time leader board for most single season triple-doubles, and hopefully, be able to lock up his much deserved and over-due first career MVP.
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