Paul George, Other NBA Stars Comment On Russell Westbrook’s 100th Career Triple-Double [VIDEO]
Reigning Kia MVP Russell Westbrook recorded his 100th career triple-double in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 119-107 road victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, thus becoming the fourth NBA player to accomplish the feat.
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Westbrook finished with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to lead his squad back from a 12-point halftime deficit. The 29-year-old veteran had a record 42 triple-doubles in 2016-17, and has amassed 81 over the past three seasons.
The guard currently has seven less than Jason Kidd and is third on the all-time NBA list in this category. He is the third-quickest to attain this mark: 736 games. Just Oscar Robertson (277) and Magic Johnson (656) are ahead in this regard.
Westbrook thanked God for his achievement.
”Oh man, just an unbelievable blessing,” Westbrook said. ”I give thanks to the man above just for allowing me to go out and play the game I love each and every night. I never take it for granted.”
“Everybody knows how competitive he is,” teammate Paul George said of Westbrook.
Paul George on Russell Westbrook’s fourth-quarter success: “That’s what Russ is: a guy that’s never gonna give up” pic.twitter.com/xNRtG8glPx
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George left Tuesday’s game in the third quarter with a groin injury.
There are 12 games remaining in the regular season. The Thunder (41-29) is fourth in the Western Conference and next host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. The Hawks (20-48) are 15th in the Eastern Conference.
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 28: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dribbles up court against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden on November 28, 2016 in New York City.