Russell Westbrook drops triple-double No. 35
Westbrook was 6-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line to make him the first player in NBA history to drop a triple-double on perfect shooting. Westbrook only had a 19.5 usage rate in this game, which is less than half his season average and is also a season low by a mile. In fact, this was only the second time this season he had a usage rate under 30 in a game. He gets a triple-double date with James Harden on Sunday afternoon.
Russell Westbrook (hand) will start Wednesday
Westbrook picked up a blister on his shooting hand during Monday's loss to Golden State, but he's obviously fine, and he should have a nice bounce-back performance with a matchup against Philly. Victor Oladipo, Andre Roberson, Taj Gibson and Steven Adams will join him in the starting five.
Westbrook dealing with blister on his hand
Westbrook took it easy during Tuesday's light, non-contact practice, but he should be just fine for Wednesday's matchup with the 76ers. Owners can expect to get official confirmation on Westbrook's status following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Russell Westbrook held to 15 points in loss
Incredibly, his 15 points were his 2nd-fewest in a game this season since he scored 14 vs. the Heat back in November. Westbrook added eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one triple, but only played 27 minutes in the lopsided loss. Westbrook needs seven triple-doubles in his last 12 games to match Oscar Robertson's single-season record of 41 triple-doubles, so Westy's owners probably don't have to worry about him taking time off.
Russell Westbrook scores 28 with no trip-dub
No triple-double this time to snap his four-game streak. While he didn't get the triple-double, he still has an excellent chance to average one for the season because he only needs 7.3 boards and 8.2 dimes in his final 13 games to hold the double-digit averages. Additionally, he has multiple-treys in four straight and his jumper is working again. Monday should be fun against the Warriors.
Russell Westbrook drops triple-double No. 34
That's four consecutive triple-doubles, eight in his last 12, and it's also his third streak of four straight trip-dubs this season. He is now seven away from Oscar Robertson's record of 41 triple-doubles in a season, which seems to be well within his grasp given his high volume in that department lately. Additionally, Westbrook playing in every game is very impressive given all his usage this season. He gets the Kings at home on Saturday.
Westbrook scores 25 w/ 19 dimes, 12 boards
Per Statmuse, the last player to match/exceed those totals in a game was Magic Johnson in 1987. The Nets have given up the most fantasy points to point guards this season, so it was the perfect storm for Westy. He shot 6-of-18 from the field and 11-of-13 from the line with two steals, one block and two triples in 35 minutes. He's unfair right now. Westy will be back in action vs. the Raptors on Thursday.
Russell Westbrook scores 33 in 32nd trip-dub
He is now in sole possession for the second most triple-doubles in a season and is nine away from Oscar Robertson's single-season record. He's on pace for 40 triple-doubles, so he will have to turn it up slightly. The Thunder continue to have success when Westbrook does get the trip-dub with a 26-6 record compared to just 11-23 when he doesn't. OKC is likely going to battle it out for playoff positioning, so there has been no word of him resting.
Westbrook drops 31st triple-double in win
He tied with Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most triple-doubles in a single season -- Oscar Robertson has 41. Before tonight, Westbrook was not even close to getting a triple-double against the Spurs, and now only the Hornets and Bulls remain on his list of teams he's never posted a triple-double against. Most importantly for Westbrook, the Thunder are now 25-6 when he posts a triple-double this season.
Russell Westbrook scores a career-high 58 pts
Insane. His previous career-high was 54 points. He shot 21-of-39 from the field and 13-of-16 from the line, adding nine assists, three rebounds, three steals, one block and three triples in 36 minutes. He had a ridiculous 56.7 usage rate and has tried to put the Thunder on his back during this four-game losing streak. They face the Spurs on Thursday, so Westbrook will have his work cut out for him again and could see a lot of Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.