Russell Westbrook Hits 44th Career Triple-Doubles
Russell Westbrook racked up his 44th career triple-double on Saturday night (Nov. 26), putting him at sixth on the all-time list.
The number saw him move past Fat Lever and into a tie with LeBron James, though Westbrook did it in 395 fewer games than James. Now, he currently sits behind Larry Bird (59), Wilt Chamberlain (78), Jason Kidd (107), Magic Johnson (138) and Oscar Robertson (181) on the all-time list.
Robertson was the last player to average a triple-double for an entire season. Through 18 games this season, Westbrook sits at 31.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 11.1 assists. He also has seven triple-doubles on the season -- half of the 14 triple-doubles recorded in the NBA this season.
Last season, Westbrook recorded 18, the most in one season since Magic Johnson in 1981-82.
When asked about the accomplishment, Westbrook said: "I mean, nothing. I'm happy we won -- that's the most important part for me. But I definitely don't take anything for granted. Like I said, every night I step on the floor I try to compete at a high level and [am] thankful I can play the game I love every night."
Westbrook finished Saturday's game with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists, leading his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-88 win over the Detroit Pistons.