Russell Westbrook Hangs Triple-Double No. 18 on the Grizzlies

by January 12, 2017
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Russell Westbrook’s ridiculous offensive tear continues—he notched his 18th triple-double of the season Wednesday night, torching the visiting Memphis Grizzlies for with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the OKC Thunder’s 103-95 victory.

It’s the 55th time in his career that he’s reached a triple-dip.

Russ did struggle in this one, however, shooting just 6 of 19 and missing all seven of his 3-point attempts.

Per the AP:

Westbrook isn’t just rolling up stats. The Thunder are 15-3 this season and 33-3 the past two seasons when he gets a triple-double.

 

“People can get wrapped up in numbers and talk about numbers, and the numbers don’t reflect winning,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “When Russell has gotten the triple-doubles, we’ve won, and that’s what he, I think, is most focused about.”

 

Westbrook’s teammates shot just under 50 percent from the field to make up for his rough shooting. […] “Even with his numbers, it’s really a complete and total team effort,” Donovan said. “Guys have got to put the basketball in the basket to get him assists. Steven (Adams) and Enes (Kanter) screen to get him loose, to get him downhill to make plays. Everybody’s kind of contributed.”