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With his 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in Tuesday night’s 110-79 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has tied Oscar Robertson for the all-time record of 41 triple doubles in a season.
Robertson set the record back in the 1961-1962 season, and no one has come close to touching it since. Now, Westbrook has tied it, and the Thunder still have five games left to play in the regular season for Westbrook to try to break it.
Westbrook is now averaging 31.6 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, and 10.4 assists per game as he looks to become the first player since Robertson in the 1961-1962 season to average a triple double for the season. He is 16 assists away from locking that up, meaning he needs to average at least 3.2 assists per game over the final five regular season games.
The Thunder (44-33) are back in action tomorrow night on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies (42-36) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. Westbrook will look to break Robertson’s record in that game with his 42nd triple double of the season, and he will look to perhaps seal the deal and secure a triple double average this season.