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Russell Westbrook Becomes First Player to Record Triple-Double without Missing a Shot, and His Reaction Is Priceless (Video)
Russell Westbrook recorded his league-leading 35th triple-double of the season on Wednesday night. However, this one was unlike any of the others. In fact, it was unlike any other triple-double in the history of the NBA.
Westbrook recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists in the Thunder’s 122-97 win over the 76ers, which doesn’t sound all that impressive compared to some of Westbrook’s other games until you realize he did it without missing a single shot. Westbrook went 6-of-6 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Meanwhile, he did not even attempt a shot from beyond the arc for the first time in 83 games.
Take a look Westbrook’s reaction when he learns that nobody had ever recorder a perfect-shooting triple-double before:
Westbrook is informed he’s the first in NBA history to get a triple-double while shooting 100%. Epic reaction
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) March 23, 2017
Westbrook later credited his historic efficiency to taking his time.
“Just trying to take my time,” Westbrook said of his historic efficiency. “Watched some film and just trying to pick my spots better. Find ways to get my teammates involved throughout the game.”
Thunder coach Billy Donovan was pretty impressed with Westbrook’s effort.
“He’s always trying to figure out what the game calls for, and he tries to go in there and do the very best job he can in leading, incorporating everybody else and finding his teammates. He’s surveying what’s going on and what our team needs.”
With 11 games left to player, Russell Westbrook needs just six more triple-doubles to tie Oscar Robertson‘s record for most triple-doubles in a season.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]