Russell Westbrook's A Triple-Double Machine

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 2:51 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger

Russell Westbrook has not only led his Thunder team to four straight wins, but the electric point guard is breathing rarefied air as he ripped off his second straight triple-double in OKC's 115-111 win over the Pacers on Saturday night. Westbrook tallied 14 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds in the W, just one night after racking up 20 points, 10 assists and 15 rebounds in a blowout of the 76ers.

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Westbrook's recent performance set Twitter ablaze last night as he's accumulated more triple-doubles in a season (14) than anyone in the last 25 years. Here's a glimpse of what was being tweeted: 

14th Triple-Double for Russ this season, AMAZING #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) March 20, 2016

Westbrook's 14th triple-double is the most in a season in the last 25 years.

— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 20, 2016

MJ & Russell Westbrook are only players since merger with at least 11 triple-doubles over 30-game span in a season.

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 20, 2016

These guys don't quit. KD posts 20+ Pts for 55th straight game, Westbrook has 5th triple-double in last 8 games.

— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 20, 2016

14th triple-double of the season ??Westbrook for President

— Yves Batoba (@Ybatoba) March 20, 2016

.@okcthunder are 14-0 when Russell Westbrook puts up a triple-double during the 2015-16 season! ??

— (@nbastats) March 20, 2016


Russell Westbrook is putting up historic numbers this season as his 14 triple-doubles are the most by any player in the last 25 years.