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Russell Westbrook approaching more history as season closes

More history approaches for Russell Westbrook, who is virtually a lock to wrap up his unprecedented third consecutive season averaging a triple-double.

Westbrook is currently averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game while leading the NBA in triple-doubles with 30.

He has already clinched a double-digit average in points and rebounds for the season, and needs to average just 4.8 assists over the final five games to secure a double-digit assist average.

Westbrook and the Thunder are in the middle of a battle for playoff seeding, so he'll play likely until the season's final day, but he could sit out the remaining games and have the triple-double average wrapped up.

This season, Westbrook has missed eight games due to injury and another due to a suspension for technical fouls accumulated. The NBA requires a player to play in 70 percent of his team's games, or 58 out of 82, in order to qualify for an assist title.

With 706 assists in 68 games played, Westbrook is on the way to leading the league in assists per game for the third consecutive season, which has only been done by John Stockton (nine seasons), Bob Cousy (eight), Andy Phillip, Oscar Robertson, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash (three each).

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Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by...

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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c_6bc4ddd847dc4574bfce00f204906d05.jpg" alt="Photo - Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) comes down from the rim between Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) and Russell Westbrook (0) after a dunk in the final minute of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12), right, and Dallas' Salah Mejri (50) fight for the ball in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12), right, and Dallas' Salah Mejri (50) fight for the ball in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c7126401dee4efa2f40316318349eb46.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball to Steven Adams (12) over Dallas' Salah Mejri (50) and Devin Harris (34) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball to Steven Adams (12) over Dallas' Salah Mejri (50) and Devin Harris (34) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Dallas' Trey Burke (23) and coach Rick Carlisle high five after Burke hit a three-point shot in the final seconds of the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Dallas' Trey Burke (23) and coach Rick Carlisle high five after Burke hit a three-point shot in the final seconds of the third quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) tries to score as Oklahoma City's Markieff Morris (5) defends and Dennis Schroder (17) looks on in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) tries to score as Oklahoma City's Markieff Morris (5) defends and Dennis Schroder (17) looks on in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan, right, and Russell Westbrook (0) talk to official Brian Forte after Westbrook was called for a foul after colliding with Dallas' Jalen Brunson (13), not pictured, as they chased the ball in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan, right, and Russell Westbrook (0) talk to official Brian Forte after Westbrook was called for a foul after colliding with Dallas' Jalen Brunson (13), not pictured, as they chased the ball in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-55bccdc1870fe8fe1f220410daba9d21.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) shoots a three-point shot over Dallas' Ryan Broekhoff (45) with 5.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. George missed the shot. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) shoots a three-point shot over Dallas' Ryan Broekhoff (45) with 5.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. George missed the shot. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) shoots a three-point shot over Dallas' Ryan Broekhoff (45) with 5.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. George missed the shot. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2fef16c9ea90c532257ca3c04f776da0.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0c74e9f3faaac89811f3393dac4fdad.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks a shot by Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks a shot by Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks a shot by Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-08e5fb57b536ced6a742cb4e3a4e993e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket past Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket past Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket past Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bb66750610f1d202b435646dfdef9ba2.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) is fouled by Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) is fouled by Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) is fouled by Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_ec631cbe28825f8d2d4d26c8b5bc7061.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan walks on the court as Paul George (13) heads to the bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan walks on the court as Paul George (13) heads to the bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan walks on the court as Paul George (13) heads to the bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9c3dc64d344456f4517ebdb5d37f06c9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c0ed549f28d9e16fa3e6b3f3711d0506.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) drives against Dallas' Trey Burke (23) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) drives against Dallas' Trey Burke (23) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) drives against Dallas' Trey Burke (23) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d205c39357ce788975e62f3764d603e3.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) passes between Dallas' Trey Burke (23), right, and Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) passes between Dallas' Trey Burke (23), right, and Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. 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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) shoots against Dallas' Ryan Broekhoff (45) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) shoots against Dallas' Ryan Broekhoff (45) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fb776a4875d151572af73deabc32dbf9.jpg" alt="Photo - Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) runs on the court during player introductions before an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) runs on the court during player introductions before an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) runs on the court during player introductions before an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1c3acb15647447013d943de767021ec5.jpg" alt="Photo - Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) stands during the prayer before an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) stands during the prayer before an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) stands during the prayer before an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
Erik Horne

Erik Horne is in his fourth season on the Thunder beat. Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013 following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The... Read more ›

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