Westbrook makes the 27th triple-double for Thunder in NBA season
Russell Westbrook is well on its way to a record in the NBA. The star of Oklahoma City Thunder signed Wednesday night against the New York Knicks (116-105) for his 27th triple-double of the season.
Westbrook led his team to the winning with 38 points, fourteen rebounds and twelve assists.
Only two players were producing ever more triple-doubles (three times in the double digits) during a season. Oscar Robertson did that 41 times in the season 1961-1962, wilt Chamberlain came to 31 in 1967-1968.
After the All Star game from Sunday, in which Westbrook on behalf of the west to the reserves belongs, the 28-year-old American continued his recordjacht.
When the Knicks signed Carmelo Anthony for thirty points. Anthony was Wednesday still called up for the All Star contest, as a replacement for the injured Kevin Love.
Defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers with a 113-104. LeBron James signed for 31 points, Kyrie Irving made 26.
Golden State Warriors recovered from the unexpected defeat Monday against Denver Nuggets. The losing finalist of last season picked up the thread again with a profit at Sacramento Kings: 109-86. Not Stephen Curry, but Klay Thompson excelled. Thompson signed for 35 points, all-star Curry was wearing ‘only’ thirteen.
Golden State Warriors goes to the top in the Western Conference with 47 victories against nine defeats, in the east leads Cleveland with 39 against sixteen.