Russell Westbrook Averages Triple-Double For Second Straight Season
by 12 April 2018, 11:02 AM
2017 MVP Russell Westbrook has averaged a triple-double for the second straight season.
Westbrook needed a total of 34 rebounds over his last two games in order to average a triple-double for the year. He pulled in 18 during a win over the Miami Heat this past Monday, and then a career-high 20 in last night’s victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Last year, the superstar became the first player since Oscar Robertson to average a triple-double in a season, and he now stands alone as the only player to ever average a triple-double in multiple seasons. His final stat line for the regular season is 25.4 points, 10.3 assists, and 10.1 rebounds per game. Although his stats are down from his 31.6 points, 10.4 assists, and 10.7 rebounds per game season last year, the Oklahoma City guard is in a league of his own and has cemented himself in NBA history.
The former MVP has led Thunder to a number four seed in the playoffs this year, and will be hosting the red-hot Utah Jazz on Sunday night for game 1.