The Thunder's Russell Westbrook reached his second-straight season averaging a triple-double Wednesday night against the Grizzlies.
On Wednesday night, Westbrook finished his historic run in nearly record time - snagging the 16 remaining rebounds he needed before the end of the third quarter and finishing the game with a career-high 20. While Westbrook scored only six points, his figures gave him a triple-double average for the second successive season.
"I'm very, very thankful and blessed, man, to go out and compete", Westbrook said after the game (NBA.com). The record from last season was 259,753 points across the league, and that went down as most of the night's early games were approaching halftime. "The coaching staff as well and an organization that is behind me". He set up Paul George, who busted out of a slump with 40 points on 13 of 20 shooting, including an 8 of 14 performance from 3-point land.More news: Woman gagged to death in Hyderabad, rape suspected
A White announcer put his foot in his mouth when he said that Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook was "out of his cotton picking mind". If the Jazz lose to the Portland Trail Blazers, the Thunder will have home-court advantage.
It's not Westbrook's fault that his seven foot tall center Steven Adams elects not to grab rebounds so that Westbrook can slide in and grab them, so we shouldn't blame Westbrook for doing what his center chooses not to do. The Grizzlies lost 60 or more games four times in Vancouver before relocating for the 2001-02 campaign.
The Sixers will be assured of third if they win their two remaining games against Atlanta and Milwaukee.
After averaging a triple-double and setting a single-season National Basketball Association record with 42 triple-doubles last season, he added 25 more this season, and the Thunder won 20 of those games. They'll take on the victor of tonight's game between the Jazz and Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs.More news: CBO projects deficit to hit $1T by 2019
The Heat were called for 10 fouls in the fourth against three for the Thunder, and Oklahoma City shot 15 free throws in the final quarter - one more than Miami shot in the entire game.
He grabbed his 16th in the third quarter.
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