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Russell Westbrook Becomes First Player EVER To Record A Triple-Double With Perfect Shooting Night

Ben Migono / March 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to finish a game without missing a shot from the field or a shot from the free throw line – and record a triple double. Westbrook finished the night with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists with 6/6 from the field and 6/6 from the charity stripe.

 

His 35th triple double of the year was also the 72nd of his career. Only Oscar Robertson has been able to average a triple-double for an entire NBA season, but Russell is currently on pace to become the second. He now averages 31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.

 

 

An interesting fact that came out of his performance on Wednesday was that his six field goal attempts were a career low for any game that he’s played for more than 20 minutes. Also, he didn’t even attempt a single three-pointer, a first in 83 games.

 

OKC defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-97, putting their record at 41 wins and 30 losses while Philly drops down to 26 wins and 45 losses.

 

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