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Russell Westbrook secures third consecutive season with triple-double average

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There can be a desensitization to what Russell Westbrook has accomplished in his last three seasons. There shouldn’t be.

Before Westbrook, there had never been two consecutive seasons of a triple-double average, let alone three. Westbrook continued to rewrite the record books on Friday in a 123-110 win against the Pistons.

Entering Friday, Westbrook needed just three assists to secure a triple-double average for the third consecutive season. Against the Pistons on Friday, Westbrook had three assists in the Thunder’s first four possessions to seal up history quickly.

Westbrook came in averaging 23 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.5 assists. By halftime, Westbrook had nine assists, bringing him to 736 for the season.

Westbrook will also finish as the league leader 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) raps along to a Nipsey Hussle song as he warms before an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) raps along to a Nipsey Hussle song as he warms before an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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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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