Thunders’ Russell Westbrook ties legendary Magic Johnson in 2nd place of NBA triple-double list
After recording 15 points, 11 rebounds and 17 assists last night in a victory against the Milwaukee Bucks 116-127, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook ended the season by being tied to NBA legend Magic Johnson himself for the second-most triple-doubles in NBA history with 138 career triple-doubles.
That achievement alone is only one out of Westbrook’s many feats reached this season, including the longest triple-double streak, the second ever 20 points-20 assists-20 rebounds achieved in a game, and the third consecutive season averaging a triple-double.
When asked how he felt about it, Westbrook kept his comment short saying, “It’s a blessing.” The 30-year-old is 43 triple-doubles away from Oscar Robertson’s record of 181. He already had 34 triple-double records this season, and if he continues stacking them up at this rate, we could be crowning another No. 1 triple-double champion soon in the 2020-21 season.
Not everybody can be compared to one of the best point guards in the history of NBA, so this accomplishment is a great honor to Westbrook. The Thunder clinched the 6thspot in the Western Conference and is bound to face the Portland Trail Blazers for the first round match-up. By winding up on the same bracket as the Denver Nuggets and the San Antonio Spurs, they have a better chance of making it to the Western Conference Finals and might face the Golden State Warriors there. (Janiel Abby Toralba)