Another gameweek, another OKC win, and another Westbrook triple-double.
Russell Westbrook hit a crazy buzzer-beater to give the Thunder a 106-105 win over the Nuggets, eliminating them from playoff contention in the process.
No only did Russ hit a gnarly 3 pointer with a second left on the clock, he also beat Oscar Robertson’s record for triple-doubles in a season.
Check out the unbelievable jumper here:
Westbrook was very quick to thanks God, saying this after his historic feat:
“Very, very blessed. I’ve got to give all the thanks from the man above. He’s blessed me with unbelievable talent to go out and compete at a high level. I’m just thankful for my teammates, for my coaching staff, for the organization, for all the fans, for my family for believing in me and allowing me to do what I’m doing.”
Other huge names in the NBA were quick to praise Westbrook after Monday’s performance, including Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, and even King James himself:
This isn’t the first time this season that Westbrook has been making history. Earlier in the season he came close to matching Wilt Chamberlain’s streak of 9 triple-doubles when he hit a 7 streak twice.
Russ now sits 4th in the all time triple-double rankings, behind Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd.
Keeping with endorsements from Blake and Lebron, it looks like Westbrook is now nailed on for the 2017 MVP award.
The OKC point guard looks set to break his previous scoring title, as he leads the league with 31.9 points per game.
Westbrook’s Thunder finish the regular season at home to the Nuggets tonight, before heading off to the playoffs.