Russell Westbrook vs. Suns: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

December 17th, 2016 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

After a three-game drought with no triple-doubles, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook returned with a vengeance on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns by recording the 50th triple-double of his career in a 114-101 victory. 

Per NBA Stats on Twitter, Westbrook is the sixth player in league history with at least 50 career triple-doubles. 

SportsCenter noted Westbrook needed the third-fewest games to record 50 career triple-doubles:

That is just the tip of the iceberg for what Westbrook accomplished with his latest triple-double. Per Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript, Oklahoma City's All-Star recorded the NBA's first triple-double with at least 20 points and 20 assists since 1998 when Rod Strickland did it for the Washington Wizards. 

ESPN's Royce Young pointed out Westbrook finished four points shy of joining an exclusive group that includes just two players:

Westbrook's previous career high for assists in a game was 19, a mark he surpassed with this feed to Steven Adams for an easy layup, per the Thunder's official Twitter account:
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