Thunder's Russell Westbrook records quadruple-double, but it's not a good thing
Russ went for his 19th triple-double, but he also had 10 turnovers in loss to Wolves
Credit Russell Westbrook for this: He is consistent. No matter how many times reporters ask him about his historic triple-double tear, the Oklahoma City Thunder star maintains that it means nothing to him and he's only focused on winning.
"It don't mean s---," Westbrook said, via The Oklahoman's Brett Dawson. "We lost."
It was not exactly Westbrook's most efficient performance. He scored 21 points on 7-for-23 shooting, including 1-for-10 from 3-point range, with 12 assists and 11 rebounds. He also had 10 turnovers. You can bet he's much more concerned with the turnovers and missed threes -- he's now 2-for-24 from deep in his last three games -- than the triple-double.
This loss marked the halfway point of Oklahoma City's season. In 41 games Westbrook has one more triple-double than he had last season, when he tied Magic Johnson for the most in decades. It continues to look like he's going to average a triple-double for the whole season, a feat that has only been accomplished once, by Oscar Robertson in 1961-62.
As we've noted before, though, Robertson's Cincinnati Royals averaged 124.9 possessions per game, while this year's Thunder average 97.4 possessions per game. What Westbrook is doing has never been done before.
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