OKC’s Russell Westbrook has just made NBA history!!!
Westbrook became just the second player in NBA history with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 20 assists in a game as the Thunder defeated the Lakers 119-103 on Tuesday night.
Westbrook clinched the mark with a rebound in the final minute, drawing a large ovation from the home crowd. He finished with 20 points, 20 rebound and 21 assists.
Wilt Chamberlain is the only other player to accomplish the feat. He had 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists in a game in 1968.
It looked as if Westbrook’s chance at the mark passed just before the decisive rebound, as the ball bounced off his fingertips and away. But at the other end, he grabbed a miss by Lance Stephenson.
It was Westbrook’s 31st triple-double of the season and brought him to within three assists — assuming he plays in each of the last four games — of averaging a triple-double for the third consecutive season.[ source:ChicagoTribune]
Westbrook DEDICATED his HISTORY MAKING game to Nipsey Hussle:
Congrats to Russell, indeed!!!