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Russell Westbrook is Averaging a Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook is Averaging a Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook continues to reach new heights. But he also got help from some of his biggest friends. Robertson finished the season with 30.8 ppg, 12 rpg and 11.4 apg.

Westbrook hit Andre Roberson for a corner three-pointer, then sprinted across the lane to finish a lefty layup, all before Kanter took over.

Russell Westbrook recorded his third straight triple-double and eighth this season, pacing the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-103 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. There is not a single player in the league that can guard him one-on-one and walk away saying they contained him. But the Thunder began to grab control with Westbrook's hustle and Kanter's muscle, getting numerous baskets inside to turn around the game.

Afterward, Hornacek hinted that Anthony and the rest of the Knicks needed to do a better job of finding open shooters when he had the ball in the pinch post/elbow area. It was also his 44th career triple-double, which ties him with Cleveland's LeBron James.

Westbrook hurried up and got his triple-double out of the way on Monday, as he completed the feat with 10:41 left in the third quarter. Best since Oscar Robertson, finishing off the game clock with 42 points, 18 assists, and 15 rebounds. The only player in National Basketball Association history to average a triple double entering December - and for a season - is Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 with the Cincinnati Royals, and he finished the season averaging 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists.

"Winning is sustainable", Westbrook said. Rose has yet to miss a game this season but went 6-of-20 from the field at Charlotte on Saturday as NY had a three-game winning streak come to an end in a 107-102 loss. "I'm happy we won - that's the most important part for me", Westbrook told reporters.

"I don't even care about that", Van Gundy said. He shot 10-for-20 and had seven rebounds and four assists, but he said his first 30-point game as a Knicks didn't matter.

"He's doing it, though", Rose said. "And the way that we lost, it wasn't any grit, it wasn't any grind. We can't come out and play like that, period". The Pistons shot just 1 for 19 on 3-point attempts. They don't have enough scoring and it is a problem when Enes Kanter and Steven Adams are your 3rd and 4th leading scorers per game on the team.

"It's really surprising with the way we defended tonight they didn't have 150", Van Gundy said.

Mind boggling stuff. So how about the fact that Westbrook is averaging 10.3 rebounds a game as a 6-foot-3 point guard? Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 25 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

The Oklahoma City Thunder may only be 11-8 in their first season without Kevin Durant, but the Russell Westbrook Show is still going strong. "He's the leader of that team, and they go how he goes".