Russell Westbrook Notches 5th Straight Triple-Double

by December 05, 2016
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Led by Russell Westbrook’s 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists Sunday night, the OKC Thunder held off the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 101-92.

It was Westbrook’s fifth consecutive triple-double, and tenth this season.

The superstar guard is averaging 31.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 11.3 assists through 21 games.

Per the AP:

A few weeks ago, Michael Jordan helped induct Russell Westbrook into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and called himself a fan of the Thunder guard’s game.

 

Now, Westbrook has accomplished something no one has since Jordan β€” he became the first player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Jordan had seven straight in 1989.

 

The Thunder have won all five games during Westbrook’s triple-double stretch, and 26 of 28 the past two years when he gets one. Westbrook said he doesn’t worry about the numbers. […] “I just play, honestly,” he said. “I don’t want to get in a conversation of if I’m going to do it every night. I just go out and compete at a high level every night, like I’ve been doing since I’ve been in the NBA.”

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