"It's a huge accomplishment", Harden said of Westbrook's record. Two days earlier against the Suns, he secured double-digit averages in three major statistical categories for the season, the first since the Big O in 1961-62.
While the final shot of the game wasn't a requirement for a triple-double, it did give Westbrook his third career triple-double in which he notched 50 points. In addition, the Houston point guard is directing an outstanding offense for coach Mike D'Antoni, notching a league-best 11.3 assists per game.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Kevin Durant (knee) returned from a 19-game absence Saturday, compiling 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a rout of New Orleans. 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. His triple-double breaks Oscar Robertson's 55-year-old record of 41. With the win, Oklahoma City improved to 46-34 on the season which is good for sixth place in the Western Conference.
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With his triple-double in the books, Westbrook scored his team's final 13 points, including a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded after a timeout with 2.9 seconds left. But his most crucial points came with an out of bounds play with just under 3 seconds left. "I'm very thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete at the highest level", said Westbrook during the post-game interview, as per The Guardian. But now Westbrook holds the season record.
Many are saying Westbrook's stats should make him an easy selection for the MVP award.
He had already joined Robertson as the only players in National Basketball Association history to average a triple-double over the course of a season.
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It was his way of saying Arnold Palmer would go for it, and his way of letting Michael Greller know that Spieth was feeling it. There are too many capable players. "After the first round, I couldn't ask for much better than this", Spieth said.
Westbrook also sunk a 40-foot buzzer-beater to win the game for his team as the playoffs loom.
Westbrook roared to historic triple-double #42 with 50 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists. Kyle Singer inbounded to Steven Adams, who handed off to Westbrook for the winning shot.
The Thunder will be without Doug McDermott but could get back Alex Abrines, who has missed three-straight with a knee sprain.
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Fortunately, I had far more good than bad times at Upton Park. "We are talking about an England captain, a true leader". Bilic added: "We are going to see".