Westbrook averages triple-double for second straight season

Russell Westbrook

Despite that, the clash with the rebuilding Memphis Grizzlies turned out to be one of the most dramatic games of the season.

Westbrook has no issue outdueling teammates for rebounds, and grabbed 16 of the Thunder's first 27 rebounds on Wednesday. Against the Miami Heat on Monday (April 9), he hauled in 18; and then on Wednesday (April 11), against the Memphis Grizzlies, he took in a career-high 20. The assists get other people involved. If he is, we're going to rally behind him.

Now, Westbrook hopes to prove that he and the Thunder are just getting started.

George's offense was a microcosm for how the Thunder played all night on that end, knocking down 55.3 percent of its shots on 32 assists, tying an Oklahoma City-era record with 20 made threes on 43 attempts and a whopping 30 fast break points. "If people could get 20 rebounds every night, they would".

What do you guys think, out of line or just an expression? "I don't take going on the floor and competing for granted".

He received a huge standing ovation for the feat. Westbrook looked up at the board and gave a quick nod to the crowd.

Last year, Westbrook went on a season-long tear following the icy departure of former MVP Kevin Durant for Golden State.

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"I thought we did a great job of not falling into just being complacent".

Westbrook led the National Basketball Association in assists this year, and there wasn't anyone really close to him. Westbrook has already clinched double-digit averages in scoring (25.6 points per game) and assists (10.1). After his 2017 MVP campaign where he matched Oscar Robertson's feat, he somewhat quietly did the exact same thing in 2018.

Colin actually comes to the defense of Russell Westbrook for once...sort of.

Talk about lasting impressions-rookie Dillon Brooks, the only Grizzly to play all 82 games, goes out with a bang.

Westbrook pushed back against the stat-padding narrative that has built around him over the past year after shootaround Wednesday morning. By concentrating on rebounds, the door opened for Paul George (40 points) and Steven Adams (24 points) to have big nights. People that are talking, saying whatever they need to say, they should try doing it and seeing how hard it is.

"Everybody wants to be talking, I'm exhausted of hearing the same old rebound this, stealing rebounds, all this [expletive]", Westbrook said. I take pride in what I do. That's what it is.

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