Russell Westbrook makes history with triple-double vs. all 30 teams
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook made history in Monday’s game against his former team with a triple-double line of 32 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds. With Westbrook’s performance versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, who traded him to Houston last July, Westbrook joins LeBron James as just the second player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises. Westbrook has 146 triple-doubles in his career, compared to 90 for James. That 146 total ranks second in NBA history to Oscar Robertson.Unlike James, however, Westbrook played the first 11 years of his career with one franchise. Thus, he wasn’t the first to get the complete set.
His first career triple - double is a historic one. At 21 years and 185 days old, he' s the youngest player in NBA history with a 20 - rebound triple - double , passing Shaquille Gilgeous-Alexander came in averaging 23.7 points in his previous 13 games, helping the Thunder to a 10-3 record during that span.
At 20 years and 15 days, Ball is five days younger than the previous record , which LeBron James held at 20 years and 20 days. He secured the triple double with a rebound in the fourth quarter. Ball showed an aggressiveness that' s been lacking at time this season right from the tip. He had 11 points
It was a night to remember forguard .
The rising star posted 20 points, 20 boards, and 10 assists in the Thunder's 117-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday to become the youngest player in NBA history to record a 20-rebound triple-double, according to.
At 21 years and 185 days, Gilgeous-Alexander bested Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal by 74 days.
"Coach had challenged me before the game to fill up the stat sheet more and do more things,'' Gilgeous-Alexander said of Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, according to. "Because he thought, as well as myself thought, that I was more capable of what I was doing.''
Embiid, with dislocated finger, leads 76ers past Thunder
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 18 points playing with a dislocated left ring finger, Ben Simmons had 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-113 on Monday night. The 76ers lost all four games on a trip that knocked them down the Eastern Conference standings and raised questions about how far this team can go in the playoffs. They usually last in theThe 76ers lost all four games on a trip that knocked them down the Eastern Conference standings and raised questions about how far this team can go in the playoffs.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple - double , leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-104 victory over the He became the youngest player in league history to record at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game.
Markelle Fultz finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to become the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple - double . Find more
Gilgeous-Alexander joinedas the only guards with a 20-point, 20-rebound triple-double over the last 30 seasons. The Canadian also became only the fourth second-year player in league history to register a 20-20 triple-double.
Entering Monday's contest, Gilgeous-Alexander had no triple-doubles in 121 previous appearances. His 20 rebounds versus the Timberwolves were a career high while his 10 assists matched a personal best set during his rookie campaign.
Oklahoma City acquired the Toronto native from the Los Angeles Clippers this past offseason in the Paul George blockbuster deal.
Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.9 points, 5.7 boards, 2.9 assists, and 1.2 steals across 40 appearances this season.
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Leonard's 1st triple-double lifts Clippers over Heat 122-117 .
MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard got his first career triple-double and scored 33 points, Landry Shamet added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers shrugged off an early 15-point deficit before hanging on to beat the Miami Heat 122-117 Friday night. Leonard finished with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He was first credited with the triple-double in the third quarter — briefly, because one of his rebounds was taken away after a stat review. He then officiallyAnd now, one triple-double.