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Defending NBA MVP Russell Westbrook Recorded His 100TH Triple-Double

Defending NBA MVP Russell Westbrook Recorded His 100TH Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook became a part of National Basketball Association history Tuesday night, when he became the fourth National Basketball Association player ever to record 100 triple-doubles.

Here are 10 key numbers on Westbrook's run to the triple-double record books.

Oklahoma City took home the win over the Hawks, 119-107, and the Thunder now sit in fourth place in the Western Conference playoff race.

Here's a quick breakdown of Westbrook's 100 triple-doubles, via sports data provider Opta.




Westbrook had 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists, becoming the fourth player in National Basketball Association history to have at least 100 career triple doubles, joining Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Jason Kidd.

The Thunder are 16-5 this season when Westbrook records a triple-double and 82-18 during his career. En route to winning the league MVP award last season, Westbrook set a record with 42 triple-doubles, topping Robertson's 55-year-old mark, while also becoming the first player to average a triple-double since Robertson in 1962. In addition to his three 50-point triple-doubles, Westbrook has eight more with at least 40 points. If you take away Westbrook's 100 triple-double games, the Thunder have gone 400-292 (.578) since he was drafted.

2,689: Westbrook has scored 2,689 points during his 100 triple-doubles for an average of 26.9 points, which is four points greater than his career average of 22.9 points per game.

Since his National Basketball Association debut season in 2008-09, he is leading current players in the league by almost double his next-closest pursuer - LeBron James, who sits in second since '08-09 with 52 triple-doubles after Tuesday's 14th this season (James has 69 in his career). Of his 1,232 rebounds, 211 came on the offensive glass and 1,021 came on the defensive glass. He has played in all but two of OKC's games this season.


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