Westbrook after the 38th triple-double for Thunder step closer to record
Russell Westbrook is one step closer to the NBA record of Oscar Robertson. The point guard of Oklahoma City Thunder produced Wednesday against the Orlando Magic his 38th triple-double of the regular season.
The record of the now 78-year-old Robertson hails from the season 1961/1962. He came to 41 triple-doubles. That means that a player in a game on three different parts (blocks, steals, assists, rebounds or points) in the double-digit leads.
Westbrook still has eight games with Oklahoma City to the record to match or improve.
Against the Orlando Magic took Westbrook up to 57 points for his account. That is the highest number of points ever for a triple double in the NBA. In addition, he noted thirteen rebounds and eleven assists in the Amway Center in Orlando. It was for Westbrook his fourth triple-double in a row.
After stressed Westbrook that the record is not in his head during matches. “I do not think much about it after. I’ll just keep going and wants to be the next point,” said Westbrook.
The victory of the Thunder was the eighth in the last ten duels. The team of coach Billy Donovan is already sure of a place in the play-offs.