Russell Westbrook secures third consecutive season with triple-double average
There can be a desensitization to what Russell Westbrook has accomplished in his last three seasons. There shouldn’t be.
Before Westbrook, there had never been two consecutive seasons of a triple-double average, let alone three. Westbrook continued to rewrite the record books on Friday in a 123-110 win against the Pistons.
Entering Friday, Westbrook needed just three assists to secure a triple-double average for the third consecutive season. Against the Pistons on Friday, Westbrook had three assists in the Thunder’s first four possessions to seal up history quickly.
Westbrook came in averaging 23 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.5 assists. By halftime, Westbrook had nine assists, bringing him to 736 for the season.
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Westbrook will also finish as the league leader in assists per game for the third consecutive season, which has only been done by John Stockton (nine seasons), Bob Cousy (eight), Andy Phillip, Oscar Robertson, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash (three each).