Oscar Robertson Salutes Russell Westbrook For NBA Triple-Double Record
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 3:37
Westbrook finished Sunday night's game with 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. But now Westbrook holds the season record. The Big O did it during the 1961-62 season.
But since notching his 41st triple-double of the season on Tuesday he had twice fallen short as he vied for number 42.
DeRozan joined Vince Carter as the second Raptor to get at least 2,000 points when he converted a nifty three-point play with 3:11 left in the first quarter.
After watching Damian Lillard have one of the most impressive games of the season and will the Portland Trail Blazers to victory on Saturday night by scoring 59 points. "It's been fantastic. It's something I could never dream about growing up in inner-city Los Angeles".
"It was like a video game", Christon said. I'm very thankful and blessed to be able to go out and compete at a high level. Oh and you've played every game.
"I could not be happier for him", Robertson wrote in The Undefeated.
The 2017 NBA MVP race is one of the most competitive in recent years, but Russell Westbrook might have locked up the award Sunday. Robertson wrote at the website Undefeated.com. Cleveland led 93-67 after the third quarter, but the Hawks outscored the Cavaliers 44-18 in the fourth and tied it at 111 on Paul Millsap's short jumper at the buzzer after Atlanta won a jump ball.
Still trailing by 14 (99-85) with 5:56 left in the game, OKC began to chip away at the deficit.
"My motto is 'Why not?' and I always stick by it, regardless of what people say what is possible, is not possible", he said. At least that's how numerous league's players feel, following the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard's record-setting night.
"It is something you definitely will never forget", he added. In addition, the three pointer not only clinched the #6 seed for OKC but it had officially knocked out the Denver Nuggets out of the Western Conference playoff picture as they was fighting for the #8 seed.
The Blazers (40-40), who were idle Sunday, have two regular-season games remaining: at home Monday against the Spurs and Wednesday against the Pelicans.
The Thunder have made the playoffs which start next week, but are not generally seen as a contender this year.