Westbrook passes NBA legend Johnson, with nineteenth ‘triple-double’
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Russell Westbrook is Magic Johnson passed the ranking with the most triple-doubles in a single NBA season. The star player of the Oklahoma City Thunder recorded Friday again already nineteen, the highest number since wilt Chamberlain in 1973/1974.
Despite his 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds could Westbrook, the Thunder is not from a defeat against Minnesota Miss: 86-96. It was the first loss in four games for Oklahoma City.
Westbrook takes with his nineteenth ‘triple-double’ of the season in the eighth spot in the rankings. Since Thursday, he stood at equal height with Johnson, who on behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers eighteen times double digits on the scoreboard brought in the season 1981/1982.
Westbrook equals personal record with eighteenth ‘triple double’
The absolute record is on the name of Oscar Robertson of the Cincinnati Royals: 41 in 1961/1962. On the second place follows NBA legend Chamberlain, that the trick in 1973/1974 less than 31 times showed in the shirt of the Lakers. Since then, one came further than eighteen ‘triple-doubles’.
Although Westbrook with his nineteenth ‘triple-double’ is still far from Chamberlain, it is not excluded that he is number two in the rankings outdated. The 28-year-old American is only halfway through the regular season with the Thunder.