Westbrook is an absolute monster.
We all know at this point that Russell Westbrook is a triple-double machine. Over the last two seasons, he has been averaging a triple-double and he is on pace to do the exact same thing this year. Last night though, in a 132-122 win against the Orlando Magic, Westbrook went off again, scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 16 assists. It was his seventh triple-double in a row, which tied him with Michael Jordan for the second longest triple-double streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain has the record for the longest streak with nine games.
Westbrook was the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double in a season and his consistency to put up big numbers has impressed Thunder head coach Billy Donovan.
"I think it's crazy that anybody is devaluing that in my opinion," Donovan said according to ESPN. "Oscar Robertson did it for a season, and it hadn't happened again in 60 years. [Westbrook] is in the process of doing it three consecutive years, so just that is something in of itself that has not happened in the history of the game. He impacts our team in so many different ways."
Meanwhile, Westbrook has been humble about it all saying "Guys are making shots, man. My job is to just make the game easier for them."
The Thunder are making a push to be one of the best teams in the Western Conference. They are currently in third place with a record of 34-19.