Russell Westbrook put in 49 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists to defeat the 76ers in overtime. This marks his 4th straight triple-double. And he did it all after a teammate’s knee fractured a bone near his eye on Friday.
Russell Westbrook is turning opponents into believers.
Not only is it the longest triple-double streak since Michael Jordan’s in 1989, but it’s tied with Larry Bird for the highest points in a triple-double, with 49. Russell Westbrook is closing in on the all-time NBA greats.
Seems the longer Kevin Durant sits out the more Westbrook shines. He’s drawing more and more attention towards being a potential league MVP since the All-Star Game. Since the All-Star break he’s averaged 33.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 11.2 assists.
Not to rain on any one’s parade, but NBA hall of famer Oscar Robertson averaged a triple-double one season, and that’s before the NBA had a 3-point line. So Westbrook, when you can catch that record, then I’ll be impressed.