Westbrook records 2nd-fastest triple-double in NBA History

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Even for the league leader, this is ridiculous.

Russell Westbrook upstaged Kobe Bryant's penultimate game by recording 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a mere 18 minutes.

To put that into perspective:

  • Westbrook came one minute shy of the NBA record set in 1955 for the quickest triple-double.
  • Westbrook's 18 triple-doubles is the most by any player since Magic Johnson in 1981-82.
  • Westbrook has five triple-doubles in under 30 minutes this season while the rest of the league has one.
  • The last player to record a triple-double in the first half was Kevin Johnson in 1997.

As it were, Westbrook's superhuman effort Monday comes on the heels of last Wednesday's showing where he logged a triple-double in just 22 minutes.

A relatively subdued second half saw Westbrook finish with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists while the Thunder cruised to a commanding 112-79 victory. The Thunder have won all 18 of their past games in which Westbrook logged a triple-double this season.

- With h/t Royce Young

Westbrook records 2nd-fastest triple-double in NBA History
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