Sport Breaking down Russell Westbrook's 100th triple-double

18:30  14 march  2018
18:30  14 march  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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Russell Westbrook picked up the 100 th triple - double of his career and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a 16-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Atlanta Hawks for a 119-107 victory Tuesday The Wild West: Breaking down stretch run for Denver Nuggets, fellow playoff contenders.

Russell Westbrook is recording a triple - double every other game. To wit, the point guard has registered 11 such markers out of 21 appearances. Begin the slideshow to examine the stats behind Westbrook ’ s historic run. Next: Breaking down the streak.

Russell Westbrook became a part of NBA history Tuesday night, when he became the fourth NBA player ever to record 100 triple-doubles.

His 32 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists helped the Thunder defeat the Hawks, 119-107, but it also cemented Westbrook, 29, as one of the most versatile players in the NBA.

Here's a quick breakdown of Westbrook's 100 triple-doubles, via sports data provider Opta. (If you like what you see here, give Opta's NBA stats feed — @OptaLarry, as in Bird — a follow.)

a baseball player holding a basketball: Russell Westbrook © (Getty Images) Russell Westbrook

Westbrook sits in fourth place behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107) in all-time triple-doubles.

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Russell Westbrook ' s latest triple - double is probably his most impressive one yet. But in terms of history, this triple - double was pretty impressive, so let's break it down by the numbers. 57 points - Most in NBA history.

Russell Westbrook records his 11 th triple - double of the season, with 25 points, 19 assists and 11 rebounds as the Thunder down the Clippers On a night when Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson' s single-season triple - double record, he also broke Denver' s heart, drilling a quick 3 from some 35

He is leading current players in the league by nearly double his next-closest pursuer — LeBron James, who sits in second with 52 triple-doubles in his career after Tuesday's 14th this season.

Player, 3Ds

Russell Westbrook, 100

LeBron James, 52

James Harden, 34

Rajon Rondo, 31

Draymond Green, 22

He also is tied with Harden for the most triple-doubles with 50-plus points with three. There have been only two other such triple-doubles in NBA history.

Interestingly, more than a quarter of Westbrook's triple-doubles come in March, with only seven in April.

Perhaps most interesting: Westbrook has at least one triple-double against every NBA team. The 76ers seem especially susceptible; Westbrook has six triple-doubles against them. The Rockets, Pacers, Pelicans, Magic, Kings and Jazz are tied for second place with five apiece.

Obviously, this benefits the Thunder greatly — 82 percent of the time that Westbrook has notched a triple-double, Oklahoma City has won the game.

NBA wrap: LeBron James triple-double, Kevin Love return powers Cavs past Bucks .
Kevin Love made a valiant return Monday to help the Cavs past the Bucks.James scored 40 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his 16th triple-double of the season. James also shot 16 of 29 from the field, using his strength and speed to consistently cut through Milwaukee defenders.

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