Westbrook ties triple-double mark; Thunder top Bucks 110-79
Apr 08, 2017, 01:43
"Right now I'm going to embrace this moment". Players like Westbrook make the regular season spectacular. He is putting up career bests, and most importantly, doing his job for his team. Once the smoke cleared from the Thunder's bombarding of Milwaukee's defense, it was a 31-point victory for Oklahoma City, and Russ' accomplishment was so monumental that it's taking headlines over the team's drubbing. He is not finished pleasing his team either.
In typical Westbrook fashion, he needed only 22 minutes to record the triple-double. Is Westbrook's soon to be record season with triple-double's impressive? Yes.
According to Thunder Digest, Westbrook needs to average just about four rebounds and six assists per game to complete the season averaging a triple-double.
The UCLA product missed a triple-double by one assist the last time he faced the Suns. It has not been broken in half a century. "Take that Russell Westbrook".
Westbrook has recorded seven-straight triple-doubles and has now tied Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in a single season with 41. Shattering Robertson's record would just be a personal accomplishment. While Westbrook is always a beast, look for him to have an extra edge tonight.
It wasn't the most dominant Westbrook performance - his 12 points were a season low - but he ran the game for the three quarters he played; he had 13 assists to go with 13 rebounds. Does that mean the player that does the most to help his team win?
There is no sign of Westbrook slowing down in the near future either. At 28-years-old, he is at the peak of his career.
Michael Carter-Williams posted 20 points and added 11 assists, and Greg Monroe contributed his own triple-double, but the Bucks fell 109-95 to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
He was much more passive in the second and is it a coincidence that the Thunder threw up 35 points?
Westbrook tied the mark on Tuesday in Oklahoma City's 110-79 rout of Milwaukee. Oklahoma City solidified its hold on the Western Conference's sixth seed, holding a 3 1/2-game lead over the Grizzlies.
IN stopped a four-game losing streak that dropped them out of a tie for the No.5 seed in the Eastern Conference, by beating Toronto 108-90. Today they will be playing Memphis in search of their 45 win of the season.
The Thunder are facing Grizzlies at Memphis at the fourth time in this season. On the other hand the Thunder are coming off a win over the Bucks.
Fans stood on their feet, urging Russell Westbrook to grab the one rebound needed to separate himself from Oscar Robertson and grab an National Basketball Association record that has stood for 55 years. The Thunder, meanwhile, have Victor Oladipo and a bunch of no-name players backing up Westbrook.
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