Russell Westbrook Comments on Triple-Doubles, Winning After Loss to Jazz

December 15th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook put up impressive individual statistics during Wednesday's 109-89 loss to the Utah Jazz, but he was more focused on the outcome than the numbers after the game.

"Honestly, man, people and this triple-double thing is kind of getting on my nerves," he said, per Tim MacMahon of "People think if I don't get it, it's like a big thing. When I do get it, it's a thing. … All I care about is winning, man, honestly."

Westbrook finished with 27 points, six rebounds and five assists in the loss, finishing well short of a triple-double in the process.

Despite his comments on Wednesday, whether Westbrook notches a triple-double or not when he takes the floor has been one of the primary storylines in the initial portions of the 2016-17 NBA season.

Coming into Wednesday's game, he was averaging 30.7 points, 10.8 assists and 10.7 rebounds a night as the primary offensive catalyst for a Thunder team that is still in the early stages of its first season without Kevin Durant since the franchise drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick in 2007.

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