Russell Westbrook did something no one since Larry Bird has managed
Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is putting up some astonishing stat lines. His 24 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists in a third consecutive triple-double Wednesday against Orlando might have been his best of his recent run.
According to the NBA communications department, we do now this: No one has reached those single-game totals in 30-plus years, not since a fellow named Larry Bird did it way back in 1982.
? Russell Westbrook in final minute of last night's win over Orlando. Making it happen on both ends of the floor. pic.twitter.com/7MiXfd78EB— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 4, 2016
While teammate Kevin Durant continues to sweep up Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards, Westbrook just continues to throw down amazing triple-doubles. He notched his third in a row Wednesday against Orlando. It was his eighth triple-double of the season and fifth in his last 11 games.
Over his last 15 games, Westbrook is practically averaging a triple-double: 21.0 points (on 46.1 percent shooting), 11.4 assists and 9.7 rebounds.