Russell Westbrook Scores 57, Makes History (Again) With Highest Scoring Triple-Double Ever
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On Wednesday against the Orlando Magic, Russell Westbrook followed up his 37-point triple-double with a game-winner against the Mavs with a 57-point triple-double in a 114-106 win against the Magic. The 57 is the most ever with a triple-double and was part of the Thunder’s largest comeback (21 points in the 2nd half) in team history.
“That is definitely a blessing,” said Westbrook, who scored 19 in the 4th quarter and forced OT with a three. “I definitely don’t take this game for granted, and I try to come out each night and try to compete at a high level. That is definitely something that is a blessing and definitely something that I can be proud of.”
Westbrook is now just three triple-doubles away from tying the great Oscar Robertson for most in a single season (40). Considering he has nine triple-doubles in the last 10 games, eight games remaining and no intentions of resting, I think it’s a safe bet he beats the record and will have me updating this post with another epic triple-double.
“For me, every night I don’t ever think about ever getting tired,” Westbrook said. “I just go out and keep going … keep going. I am very, very thankful and blessed to have that energy and constantly keep moving and playing. I don’t take it for granted.”