Russell Westbrook breaks NBA record
Last night, Russell Westbrook point guard from Oklahoma City Thunder broke Oscar Robertson's NBA record for most triple doubles in a season. He did it in a highly amazing fashion with a come from behind win over the Denver Nuggets, that include him hitting his first ever at the buzzer game winning shot. He scored 50 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and dished 10 assists! The win also eliminated the Nuggets from playoff contention.
I do not think there is any questions necessary who should be crowned this seasons MVP award winner. In a significant season, with honestly a less talented squad than most teams in the NBA, Westbrook, after the surprising controversial departure of former teammate Kevin Durant signing to the Golden State Warriors has pushed the Thunder to 46-34 record that has earned them the six seed in the western conference playoff picture so far. He has exceeded what many thought would be a lost season for the Thunder with the loss of Durant heading to the Warriors after he & Russell nearly beat them last year in the western conference finals. They had the Warriors down 3-1 only to collapse in the end. The Warriors themselves would face a similar result when they lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
There are many reason why Russell Westbrook's performance this season is by far better than anyone else in the league. Although Lebron is always in the conversation, James Harden (also a former teammate of Westbrook) is having the best season of his career and is also posting a lot of triple double games, and the quiet Kawai Leonard of the Spurs has spoke loudly with his game throughout this season as well, none of the above has done what Russell Westbrook is doing this season. No one else in history for that matter. Read the New York Times article to get a better idea of the magnitude of Russell's season so far. " 10 Things To Know About Westbrooks Triple Double Record "
If that doesn't convince you, maybe the highlights from last night game will!
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