Westbrook's 5 most memorable triple-double performances
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On Tuesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Russell Westbrook achieved his basketball destiny: triple-digit triple-doubles.

Of course, not all triple-doubles are created equal. Now that Westbrook has recorded 100 of them in his regular-season career, here's a look back at his most memorable performances along the way.

Well, that was fast (April 11, 2016 vs. Lakers)

Line: 13 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists in 28 minutes

Until recently, the NBA record for the fastest triple-double in history belonged to Jim Tucker of the Syracuse Nationals, who needed just 17 minutes to notch one in 1955. That record held strong for over 60 years until Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic shattered it last February against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Westbrook wasn't far from dethroning Tucker himself two years ago. He went for 11-10-10 in 17 minutes and 47 seconds, including a two-minute stretch late in the second quarter in which he contributed four assists.

Dimes for everyone (Dec. 17, 2016 vs. Suns)

Line: 26 points, 11 rebounds, 22 assists, one face-melting Shammgod dribble

In the early stages of his MVP campaign, Westbrook ran roughshod over the hapless Phoenix Suns. But unlike so many of his singularly dominant games that year, the majority of his heroics came not in the scoring column, but on the playmaking side.

Westbrook bobbed, weaved, juked, and exploded past the Suns at the point of attack, repeatedly collapsing the defense before whipping passes to open teammates. By night's end, he'd recorded the first 20-assist triple-double of his career, capped by one of the most purely gleeful dimes he's ever tossed.

Mr. Perfect (March 22, 2017 vs. Sixers)

Line: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 14 assists, 6-of-6 from the field, 6-of-6 from the free-throw line

Only twice in Westbrook's career has he played 20 or more minutes and taken six or fewer shots. The first time, in 2010, is best forgotten, as he had more turnovers (seven) than points (six) at home against the Miami Heat.

On this night, though, six shots was all the box-score superstar needed to make history. He converted every single one of his attempts from the field and the charity stripe (he didn't attempt any 3-pointers) to become the first player to ever record a triple-double without a miss. Flawless victory, indeed.

57! (March 29, 2017 vs. Magic)

Line: 57 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists, one game-tying bomb

The game may have been played at the Amway Center, but Westbrook was the one making magic in Orlando from the opening tip to the final buzzer. At the time, his 57 points were the most ever scored in a triple-double (his former Thunder teammate James Harden topped it less than a year later by going for 60).

Westbrook's offensive explosion - featuring a 30-footer over two defenders that forced an overtime period in which he scored or assisted on all 12 Thunder points - was enough to propel OKC to victory, overcoming the 21-point deficit the team faced in the third quarter. The win also clinched a postseason berth for the Thunder.

Step aside, Oscar (April 9, 2017 vs. Nuggets)

Line: 50 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, one heart-stopping dagger

In the third-last game of the 2016-17 season, Westbrook all but clinched the MVP award with a volcanic performance that somehow stood out from the 79 incendiary games that preceded it.

The game bore all the hallmarks of Westbrook's historic campaign: a ridiculous scoring outburst, a double-digit fourth-quarter comeback, and stone-cold shot-making in the clutch, punctuated by a 30-foot buzzer-beater that gave Westbrook his second 50-point triple-double of the season (and eliminated the Nuggets from playoff contention).

On top of producing the highest game score (45.6) of Westbrook's career, the triple-double was his 42nd of the season, which eclipsed Oscar Robertson's 55-year-old record. When an assist to Semaj Christon (!) broke the tie with the Big O eight minutes into the fourth quarter, Westbrook got a standing ovation, despite the fact the game was being played in Denver, where the home team was fighting for its playoff life.

Perhaps the crowd still felt the Nuggets' 10-point lead was safe, with just four minutes to play. But Westbrook single-handedly outscored the Nuggets 15-4 the rest of the way, capped by a game-winner at the horn that was arguably the signature moment of the regular season.

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