Breaking down Russell Westbrook's 100th triple-double

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Russell Westbrook (Getty Photographs)

Russell Westbrook turned part of NBA historical past Tuesday night time, when he turned the fourth NBA participant ever to document one hundred triple-doubles.

His 32 factors, 12 rebounds and 12 assists helped the Thunder defeat the Hawks, 119-107, nevertheless it additionally cemented Westbrook, 29, as some of the versatile gamers within the NBA.

This is a fast breakdown of Westbrook’s one hundred triple-doubles, by way of sports knowledge supplier Opta. (For those who like what you see right here, give Opta’s NBA stats feed — @OptaLarry, as in Fowl — a comply with.)

Westbrook sits in fourth place behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107) in all-time triple-doubles.

Since his NBA debut season in 2008-09, he’s main present gamers within the league by almost double his subsequent-closest pursuer — LeBron James, who sits in second since ’08-09 with fifty two triple-doubles after Tuesday’s 14th this season (James has sixty nine in his profession).

Participant, 3Ds since ’08-09
Russell Westbrook, one hundred
LeBron James, fifty two
James Harden, 34
Rajon Rondo, 31
Draymond Inexperienced, 22

He is also tied with Harden for probably the most triple-doubles with 50-plus factors with three. There have been solely two different such triple-doubles in NBA historical past.

Apparently, greater than 1 / 4 of Westbrook’s triple-doubles are available March, with solely seven in April.

Maybe most fascinating: Westbrook has at the very least one triple-double towards each NBA group. The 76ers appear particularly vulnerable; Westbrook has six triple-doubles towards them. The Rockets, Pacers, Pelicans, Magic, Kings and Jazz are tied for second place with 5 apiece.

Clearly, this advantages the Thunder significantly — eighty two % of the time that Westbrook has notched a triple-double, Oklahoma Metropolis has gained the sport.