NBA 2018-19: Russell Westbrook's 3 Triple-doubles so far
Russell Westbrook is one of the most exciting players to watch out for in the NBA today. He is known for his all-round ability to impact the game in various ways. If he has a bad shooting night, he makes up for it by passing dozens of assists and grabbing down a lot of rebounds.
He is also the only player in the history of the game to average a triple-double over the entire season for two straight years. He is widely acknowledged as "Mr. Triple Double" for his ability to put together a triple-double on a nightly basis. In this article, let us take a look at all the three triple-doubles posted by the Brodie so far this season.
#3 vs Denver Nuggets, November 24, 2018
Stat line: 16 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and a steal on 26.1 % shooting
The Thunder were on a two-game winning streak and hosted the Denver Nuggets at home for a game. The Nuggets were also on a two-game winning streak with wins against some really good teams to start the season.
Westbrook started the game by dishing out a nice pass to Luwawu-Cabarrot in the corner for an open three-pointer to tie the game at 6-6. In the first quarter, with 3:39 remaining, he made a tough contested mid-range jumper for an and-1.
The Nuggets looked very comfortable for the most part of the game but Westbrook kept fighting, finding Adams for lob-passes on several occasions. He only shot 6-for-23 from the field, with a very poor field-goal percentage of 26.1.
Westbrook had a horrible night from beyond the arc and went 1-for-12. He finished the game with 16 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 12 assists but the Nuggets ran away with the win, 105-98.