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Russell Westbrook Admits to Assist Hunting vs. Suns


Russell Westbrook has achieved the impossible, but not completely.

In case you missed it on Friday night, Westbrook finally clinched a triple-double average for the 2016-17 NBA season with his sixth assist of the night against the Phoenix Suns. He is only the second man in NBA history to accomplish this, following in the footsteps of the great Oscar Robertson 55 years ago.

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Apart from this amazing feat however, it wasn't a great night for The Brodie and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Thunder fell to the Suns 120-99 inside Talking Stick Resort Arena, with Russell Westbrook only scoring 6 points in the first half.

Russ did manage to pick it up in the second, finishing with 23 points (6-25 from the field), 12 rebounds, and 8 assists, 2 assists shy of breaking the other record set by Oscar Robertson 55 years ago, the record of most triple-doubles in a season.

Westbrook also finished with 8 turnovers. When questioned about his late-game passing choices, here is what he had to say:

Westbrook will have a second chance at history this Sunday, when the Thunder face off against the Denver Nuggets in Denver.


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