Russell Westbrook Duels With Chris Paul, Puts Up First 25/20/10 Triple Double Since Magic Johnson (88)

Published on March 10th, 2016 by Astramskas, David | 1,619 views

“I was born in 1988” Said Westbrook, when he was told the last time a player had a 25pt/20ast/10reb game was when Magic Johnson did it in 1988.

Playing against Chris Paul in a win for the Thunder on Wednesday night, Westbrook racked up 25 points, a career-high 20 assists and 11 boards and became just the 4th player to ever pull off this accomplishment: The Big O (3), Magic (2) and Isiah Thomas are the other 3.

“That’s unheard of,” Durant said. “Words can’t even describe it because it looks so effortless, easy and smooth in the game, and you don’t even know what’s going on.”

Durant also said Westbrooks resembled “NBA2k, on Rookie.”

Chris Paul didn’t break any records but his 12 points, 16 assists and 5 steals still made Fanduel owners happy last night.

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