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Keeping up with Brodie: Westbrook breaks Big O’s record Oklahoma City star breaks Oscar Robertson’s historic triple-double feat

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Keeping up with Brodie: Westbrook breaks Big O’s record Oklahoma City star breaks Oscar Robertson’s historic triple-double feat

Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook finished the 2016-17 season with a total of 42 triple-doubles, which surpassed the great Oscar Robertson’s 1961-62 record of 41 triple-doubles in a single season.

Westbrook was able to do so in a barn burner on April 9 in the Thunder’s 106-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Westbrook scored 50 points, collected 16 rebounds and handed out 10 assists against the Nuggets. That followed April 7’s milestone when he joined Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double for the season.

Westbrook is averaging 31.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists. Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists in 1961-62.

Brodie will look to continue adding to his overall count as OKC heads to the playoffs as the sixth-seed in the Western Conference playoffs.


I called gAME!

NBA legend Oscar Robertson had three letters to say to the fans attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game against the Denver Nuggets:

“I only have one more thing to say: M-V-P!!” the Associated Press reported Robertson said. “When Russell was on this journey, I felt that I just had to be here,” Robertson told the crowd. “What he has done has been historic in nature. He’s played with passion and pride and ability. It’s is just outstanding what he has done and the way he did it.”

Russell Westbrook, the first player since Robertson in 1961-62, got one of the biggest endorsements someone in his position could receive for the coveted league honor. The game itself was a negligible matter, as Westbrook, who was on pace for his 43rd triple-double of the season, was pulled after playing the first half of the game in the Thunder’s 111-105 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night.

The guard finished with five points, five rebounds and eight assists in 18 minutes of work. Robertson, who published a piece in The Undefeated breaking down his feelings watching Westbrook break his record, was at Chesapeake Energy Arena to give the pregame announcement and personal commend Westbrook on his achievement.

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triple-double count

Opponent PTS REB AST
Phoenix Suns 51 13 10
Los Angeles Lakers 33 11 16
Orlando Magic 41 12 16
Brooklyn Nets 30 10 13
Indiana Pacers 31 11 15
Denver Nuggets 36 11 17
Detroit Titans 17 13 15
New York Knicks 27 17 14
Washington Wizards 35 14 11
New Orleans Pelicans 28 17 12
Atlanta Hawks 32 13 12
Houston Rockets 27 10 10
Phoenix Suns 26 11 22
Boston Celtics 45 11 11
Miami Heat 29 17 11
Los Angeles Clippers 17 12 14
Denver Nuggets 32 17 11
Memphis Grizzlies 24 13 12
Minnesota Timberwolves 21 11 12
Sacramento Kings 36 11 10
Golden State Warriors 27 15 13
Utah Jazz 38 11 10
New Orleans Pelicans 27 12 10
Cleveland Cavaliers 20 12 10
Memphis Grizzlies 38 13 12
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 12 11
New York Knicks 38 14 12
Los Angeles Lakers 17 18 17
New Orleans Pelicans 41 11 11
Utah Jazz 43 11 10
San Antonio Spurs 23 13 13
Utah Jazz 33 11 14
Brooklyn Nets 25 12 19
Toronto Raptors 24 10 16
Philadelphia 76ers 18 11 14
Houston Rockets 39 11 13
Dallas Mavericks 37 13 10
Orlando Magic 57 13 11
San Antonio Spurs 32 15 12
Charlotte Hornets 40 13 10
Milwaukee Bucks 12 13 13
Denver Nuggets (April 9) 50 15 10
Minnesota Timberwolves (April 11)
Denver Nuggets (April 12)

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