The one man wrecking crew named Russell Westbrook had yet another all-around impressive performance on Sunday.
Recording a league-leading fifth triple-double of the season, Westbrook nearly led the Thunder to a victory but Oklahoma City lost 115-111 in overtime to the Pacers. Westbrook though had a sensational game, finishing with 31 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists. He even hit a clutch three-pointer near the end of regulation that sent the game into overtime.
Westbrook has 42 career triple-doubles and needs just one more to tie LeBron James on the all-time list. James is tied for sixth with Fat Lever. Westbrook, who had 18 triple-doubles last season, could conceivably also pass Larry Bird (59) for fifth at some point this season.
Via ESPN's Stats and Info, Westbrook has the most 30-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound games (3) in a season in the last 30 years. Also equally impressive, Westbrook had zero rebounds in the first half against the Pacers but still recorded a triple-double. And according to ESPN's Micah Andrews, Westbrook is the only player in the last 20 seasons to finish with a triple-double even though he didn't grab a single rebound until the second half.
Westbrook will have a chance to tie James on the all-time triple-double list on Tuesday when the Thunder travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. And with the Thunder coming off a loss and Westbrook not satisfied with his own individual play, LeBron's hold on sixth place on the all-time triple-double list is precarious to say the least.