Russell Westbrook ties Robertson for most triple-doubles in a season

Russell Westbrook ties Robertson for most triple-doubles in a season

Russell Westbrook is one triple-double away from tying Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a regular season.  Tonight, his 43-33 team would host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the 40-37 Milwaukee Bucks as Westbrook looks to casually post up another triple-double.  Since these two teams are in different conferences, they would only meet up twice during the regular season.  The first time these teams met up was on January 2 in Wisconsin, with the home team winning with a 98 to 94 score.  In that game, Antetokounmpo scored 26 points, while Westbrook scored 30.  So tonight, OKC is looking to seek revenge against the Bucks.

In the first quarter, both star players from each team came out and started off hot.  Antetokounmpo scores eight points and grabs six boards as Westbrook drops seven points and grabs six boards of his own.  Enes Kanter also helps out by going for nine points and giving the Thunder a 28 to 20 lead at the end of the first.  In the next quarter, it was all about the home team as they go on a large 35-19 run.  Former Chicago Bulls player, Doug McDermott, would drop six points, along with Steven Adams and Russell Westbrook going for five points.  Westbrook would also dish off six assists and jump up to grab two more rebounds.  After halftime, Greg Monroe and Michael Beasley would come out to score six points to try and help the Bucks cut into the lead but another former Bulls player, Taj Gibson, would go two for three in the field, earning himself six points.  In this quarter, Westbrook played nine minutes and didn’t score but he did grab five boards and give out five assists.  The Thunder would end the third quarter with a big 89 to 59 lead and they would close it out in the fourth, winning the game in a 110-79 blowout.  Russell Westbrook would end the game with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists, tying the great Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a season.

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