Westbrook sets triple-double record, Thunder beat Nuggets
Yes, Westbrook recorded his 42nd triple-double of the season Sunday against Denver, breaking Oscar Robertson's record for a single season. Meanwhile, Mike Malone's gutsy crew (38-42) is officially eliminated from post-season contention. Westbrook is a stat filler and just the second player in National Basketball Association history to average triple double in one season. He is also the league's scoring leader with 2,553 points. "He's had a hell of a season". Every time you ask, I'll say the same thing because that's what it is.
To most, Russ' buzzer-beater looked like a stupidly low-percentage shot to take with the clock winding down and your team down by three.
Same spot. And, he said, usually the same result.
"My motto is 'why not?', and I always stick by it, regardless of what people say what's possible and not possible".
Westbrook fed Semaj Christon in the right corner for a 3-pointer that pulled Oklahoma City to 101-91 and gave Westbrook his record. Westbrook also logged his 19th 40-point game of the season with 45 points in a 103-100 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 5. "MVP!" whenever he shot free throws.
"He's played 80 games". I'm very thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete at a high level. "It is something you definitely will never forget". He went into Sunday's game with the averages already achieved, and this milestone adds to an incredibly enchanting season for Westbrook.
Meanwhile, fellow MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard has seven more wins as the West's second-seed San Antonio Spurs have a 61-19 card.
"I really, really believe that he is, because of what he's done between the lines, because of what he's done from a leadership role".
But Gallo didn't score at all in the fourth quarter, when the Nuggets managed just 14 points. Both teams have two games remaining.
Upon his return, Westbrook again fed Kanter, who took several steps on his way to the basket and was whistled for traveling with 8:20 left.
Immediately, the crowd in Denver erupted after realizing that history was being made.
"We are glad he did it, with or without us there", said Molly. In 4:24 in the 4th Quarter, Westbrook works with a screen by Domantas Sabonis. But even the Cleveland Cavaliers' star had to congratulate Westbrook for making history Sunday, joining a long list of players that praised the Oklahoma City star.
Michael Malone didn't care about the record.
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