Russell Westbrook ideal from margin in latest triple-double

OKLAHOMA CITY — Add another initial for RussellWestbrook — a triple-double but blank a shot.

Westbrook available his 35th triple-double of a deteriorate with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and a Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over a Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

He did so while creation all 6 of his field-goal attempts and all 6 of his giveaway throws. According to a Elias Sports Bureau, no NBA actor formerly has had a triple-double but blank a shot try or giveaway throw.

“It’s amazing, generally for a indicate guard, given he’s sharpened threes, twos, inside, outside,” pronounced Oklahoma City core Enes Kanter of his teammate’s ideal shooting. “For a indicate guard, he’s doing an unimaginable job, personification his game, carrying fun.”

Westbrook’s ideal sharpened night could partially be attributed to a unwavering preference to not fire a 3-pointer in a diversion for a initial time given Mar 14, 2016. He pronounced he wasn’t wakeful during a diversion that he hadn’t missed a shot.

“I was only perplexing to play, perplexing to take my time,” Westbrook said. “I’ve been examination some film, perplexing to collect my spots better. we found ways to continue to get my teammates concerned via a diversion and it only happened that way.

Westbrook clinched a triple-double in a third quarter. He left a diversion with 2:39 left in a entertain and didn’t return.

Westbrook has available 5 triple-doubles opposite Philadelphia, his top sum opposite any NBA team. He needs 6 triple-doubles in Oklahoma City’s final 11 games to tie Oscar Robertson’s single-season record, set during a 1961-62 season.

The Thunder have won 16 true games opposite Philadelphia, a run that stretches to a 2008-09 season, a franchise’s initial in Oklahoma City.

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