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Russell Westbrook becomes first player to average triple-double in multiple seasons

Russell Westbrook becomes first player to average triple-double in multiple seasons

On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was doing what he does every night, rebounding the hell out of the ball and throwing insane assists to his teammates.

Westbrook's quest got off to a bang last season, as he posted a 51-13-10 line in the Thunder's second game, notching the NBA's first 50-point triple-double in 41 years.

Westbrook's achievement is only the third time in National Basketball Association history someone has averaged a triple-double - Oscar Robertson did it in 1961-62, and Westbrook did it past year.

Brooks scored 16 points in the third quarter to help the Grizzlies trim their deficit to 105-96 at the end of the third quarter.

The moment drew a standing ovation from the home crown in Oklahoma City. Westbrook finished the season with averages of 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists.

Sacramento, which was eliminated from the postseason on March 11, led by 14 points before being outscored 38-19 in the fourth quarter. He thinks the sports media is being hypocritical by not giving him more MVP consideration this year when his numbers are similar to last year's. Marc Gasol was wisely sat down for the last game and a bunch of other guys were ailing or tending to personal business (Tyreke Evans). "If people could get 20 rebounds every night, they would".

Steven Adams scored 24 points and Corey Brewer added 17 for the Thunder, who matched a franchise record with 20 made three-pointers. It just so happened that they played well as well. You need it, even if it's not very good and you already know how things turn out.

"Just seeing what he has brought to this team and this organization, being one of the true pioneers of the game when it comes to Oklahoma City", began Carmelo Anthony, whose history dates back to the 2003 Final Four and NBA Draft.

"He's just such an unselfish, unbelievable guy, and somebody I always looked up to since I been here", Westbrook said of Collison. However, the Thunder have looked great in their last two games resulting in wins over the Rockets and the Heat.

On this night, he went for a career-high 36 points - the most ever by a Grizzlies rookie in the Memphis era.


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