Tuesday 19th June 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Russell Has Highest Scoring Triple-Double in NBA History

Russell Has Highest Scoring Triple-Double in NBA History


The 2016-17 season has been the most statistically illuminating and eye-popping season in NBA history, at least in the past 50 years or so.

You have guys accomplishing triple-doubles at a rate that far exceeds any other year in NBA history, and numerous players around the league filling up a stat sheet to unprecedented levels.

Russell Westbrook is the leader of this revolution and in the process of securing his incredible 38th triple-double of the season. He also put together the highest-scoring game in NBA history for a player with a triple-double in the Thunder’s 114-106 overtime victory in Orlando Wednesday night.

Westbrook had 57 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals for the game while shooting 52.5% from the field and 40% from three.

Speaking of threes, to make this sort of history a reality, the Hero-Ball extraordinaire had to hit a classic and wild, off-balance three-pointer to send the game to overtime…

We all thought Westbrook would explode this season as the lone alpha dog in Oklahoma City, brimming with anger and determination, but at this point I think he has even exceeded everyone’s lofty expectations for the season.

He now has 38 triple-doubles with six games remaining, which means he has the opportunity to break Oscar Robertson’s record for the most triple-doubles in a single season at 41, and he has all but assured he will average a triple-double for the season.

Take some time to really enjoy what Westbrook is accomplishing this season, it isn’t something you see very often.

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