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SportOpta Extra: Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak by the numbers

23:15  12 february  2019
23:15  12 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Russell Westbrook passes Michael Jordan with 8th straight triple-double

Russell Westbrook passes Michael Jordan with 8th straight triple-double Westbrook is third on the all-time list with 125 career triple-doubles, behind just Robertson (181) and Magic Johnson (138).

Russell Westbrook joins the rarefied air as the first player to have 4 or more consecutive triple - doubles since Michael Jordan in 1989. About the NBA: The

Russell Westbrook has his triple - double average and he also has surpassed Oscar Robertson's record 41 Congrats, Russ ! The Thunder guard joined the Big O in the exclusive triple - double club during OKC's loss Friday The unbelievable numbers behind Russell Westbrook 's historic season.

Opta Extra: Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak by the numbers © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

To understate the case, Russell Westbrook is on a roll.

The Thunder guard recorded his 10th consecutive triple-double Monday night, to break Hall of Famer and game-redefiner Wilt Chamberlain's record of nine straight, set in 1968.

Here's a look at Westbrook's streak in an Opta Extra from our data-driven colleagues. (If you like what you see here, give @OptaLarry — as in Bird, get it? — a follow on Twitter. It's the official feed for Opta's stats-driven — and dare they say "illuminating" — basketball coverage.)

Russell Westbrook's 10 Straight Triple-Doubles

— Over the course of the 10-game streak, Westbrook has averaged 19.7 points, 13.2 rebounds and 13.8 assists. The Thunder have gone 9-1 over the span.

Russell Westbrook sets NBA record with 10 consecutive triple-doubles

Russell Westbrook sets NBA record with 10 consecutive triple-doubles The Thunder star recorded his 10th consecutive triple-double in Oklahoma City's 120-111 win over Portland.

In an intense overtime battle with the Orlando Magic Russell Westbrook puts up an insane 57 Point, 11 assists, and 13 rebound Triple Double .

Player Streak Search. On Tuesday in Atlanta, Russell Westbrook became just the fourth player in NBA history to record 100 career triple - doubles . Westbrook has also recorded 42 of his 100 triple - doubles on the road. 50: Westbrook has three 50-point triple - doubles in the regular season

— At 30, Westbrook is third all-time in career triple-doubles in his 11th season in the NBA and sits 54 behind career leader and Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.

Player Triple-Doubles
Oscar Robertson 181
Magic Johnson 138
Russell Westbrook 127
Jason Kidd 107
Wilt Chamberlain 77
LeBron James 77

— Despite not being to the All-Star Break yet, Westbrook is already in the top 10 for most triple-doubles in a season.

Player Season Triple-Doubles
Russell Westbrook 2016-17 42
Oscar Robertson 1961-62 41
Wilt Chamberlain 1967-68 31
Oscar Robertson 1963-64 26
Oscar Robertson 1960-61 26
Russell Westbrook 2017-18 25
Russell Westbrook 2018-19 23
Wilt Chamberlain 1966-67 22
James Harden 2016-17 22
Oscar Robertson 1964-65 22

— Over his 10-game streak, Westbrook accumulated more triple-doubles than all but one other NBA player for the entire season (Nikola Jokic has 11 in 56 Nuggets games).

James Harden motivated by wins, not scoring streak

James Harden motivated by wins, not scoring streak Reigning MVP James Harden continued his 30-point scoring streak but said he was only concerned with beating the Mavericks.

So there was this post on Reddit on Thursday that got some people talking. It’s been a conversation for a lot of this season with Russell Westbrook , about how he’s getting his triple - double average and if his numbers are inflated or lack authenticity, somehow.

Russell Westbrook is the fourth member of the NBA's 100 triple - double club. Here's a look at the stats behind Westbrook 's triple - double domination. Westbrook has notched a triple - double against each of the other 29 franchises, something no other player in history has done (Kidd, with 28

— Oklahoma City is 78-49 (.614) in games that Westbrook records a triple-double. They are 17-6 (.739) in his games with triple-doubles this season.

— Westbrook is on a pace to average a triple-double for the third straight season. Robertson is the only other player to have ever averaged a triple-double over the course of an entire season ("Big O" did it in 1961-62).

NBA wrap: Russell Westbrook's streak ends; Raptors best DeMar DeRozan in return.
Russell Westbrook's streak of 11 straight triple-doubles has come to an end, but he was really close to making it 12. Westbrook scored 43 points with 15 rebounds and eight assists, but a charge in overtime brought his night to an end as he fouled out in a 148-147 game against Utah. The eight-time All-Star combined with Paul George to score 88 points in the game as Utah got a superb effort from Donovan Mitchell on the other end with 38 points. George finished with 45 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and threw down an emphatic windmill in the first overtime. PAUL GEORGE WINDMILL IN OT pic.twitter.

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