Westbrook averages triple-double for second straight season

Last season, Russell Westbrook became the second player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double for the entire year, joining legend Oscar Robertson.

The first season-long triple-double was pulled off by Oscar Robertson in 1961-62, and the Hall of Famer was interviewed frequently last season as Westbrook got ever closer to equaling his feat.

But as the smoke clears from Wednesday's wild season finale, Westbrook is left standing with another incredible statistical feat.

The Thunder went in to halftime with a 20-point lead, and Westbrook had already racked up 12 assists and 11 rebounds, and 1 point at the break. But rookie Ivan Rabb plays hard, too, and in the second quarter he had a very nice up-and-under move for a two-hand dunk.

This one is a little different than last year's, but the accomplishment is still noteworthy.

There's no doubt that he's capable of going off for high totals of rebounds in a game, as cemented by his rebounding in the Thunder's last game.

Thunder beat the Grizzlies, final score 137-123.

The Thunder said Brewer suffered a knee sprain and will be re-evaluated Thursday. You get numbers on a bad team or in a blowout game or whatever it is, but he shows the consistency every single night, going out and performing at a high level. He propelled Oklahoma City to three straight victories to end the season and earn home-court advantage over a pesky Utah team that features Rookie of the Year hopeful Donovan Mitchell and elite center Rudy Gobert. Now Westbrook has become the first player to do so since ... past year.

Watch Service' Paul George from beyond the arc or hurling a 3-pointer early in the shot clock in the general direction of the basket. I thought we played phenomenal tonight, it just so happened that they played well as well. "We did a great job of not falling in to just being complacent".

"The game will tell you what you need to do", Westbrook said. The next meaningful date is May 15, night of the Draft Lottery, and then on June 21 the 2018 NBA Draft. "He's somebody I always looked up to, and it's a real pleasure to have him here". I'm just thankful to have him by my side each and every day.

  • Angelo Rivera