Westbrook, Thunder Face Booker And The Fledgling Suns
Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson had been the last and only player to average the feat.
Westbrook will take the court Friday night averaging 31.8 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists. On several occasions in the fourth quarter, Westbrook didn't shoot when open and instead passed to teammates, but the Suns made denying Westbrook assists their priority down the stretch of their 120-99 victory, which snapped a 13-game losing streak for Phoenix. Especially considering that he was looking like one of the best players in the league just a year ago when Kevin Durant was still putting up buckets in OKC.
As for another slight "bitter" note, Westbrook finished the game with 23 points on 6-of-25 shooting with 12 rebounds and eight assists.
Westbrook accomplished his averages playing almost 10 fewer minutes and around 25 fewer possessions per game than Robertson, ESPN reported.
Jamal Murray scored 22 of his career-high 30 points in the second half, Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Denver kept its playoff hopes alive by beating New Orleans. Like I said, I'm a competitor.
The Suns became the first National Basketball Association team in at least 20 years to have four game-winners that leave no time remaining in a regular season, and Booker became the first player in the league with multiple such efforts this season.
Booker tied his own franchise record for consecutive points he set on January 14 against the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City.
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As unimaginably impressive as Russell Westbrook's season has been, it has certainly come with a lot of controversy.
Andrew Harrison started at point guard in Mike Conley's absence.
Although it's very hard to believe, some people don't think Westbrook should be named MVP this year.
Entering the fourth quarter with 16 points, Booker exploded for 21, making 7-of-11 field goal attempts, including a trio of 3s plus going a ideal 4-of-4 from the foul line. 'I've seen enough miraculous things this year - at Dallas and Orlando - and I thought about taking him out at the stoppage of play around 3:40, 3:45.
And setting aside the triple-doubles for a second, his clutch heroics have arguably been more memorable than him consistently hitting a set of arbitrary numbers. Houston missed seven straight shots in span before Eric Gordon ended the drought with a 3-pointer to make it 97-93.
According to ESPN, Westbrook began averaging a triple double during a November 29 matchup with the New York Knicks, and has maintained double digit averages in three categories since. So much so, that at its summit Earl Watson's crew enjoyed a 28-point lead over listless Oklahoma City.
After the game, Westbrook tried not to take to reporters.
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