Russell Westbrook has been on a statistical tear the likes of which we’ve never seen, and after logging his third consecutive triple-double midway through the third quarter on Monday against the Knicks, he’s now averaging one 19 games into the season.
Heading into Monday’s contest, Westbrook was averaging 31.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 11.2 assists, but the 18 boards he grabbed in New York pushed his average over 10 per game for the season. He also ended up with 27 points and 14 assists in the Thunder’s 112-103 victory.
Westbrook is now averaging 30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 11.2 assists. Finishing the season at that triple-double level has only happened one time in NBA history, when Oscar Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists back in 1962.