Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak by the numbers

By Bob Hille 13 February 2019 80
Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak by the numbers

To understate the case, Russell Westbrook is on a roll.

The Oklahoma City Thunder guard recorded his 10th consecutive triple-double on Monday, surpassing Hall of Famer and NBA-redefiner Wilt Chamberlain's record of nine straight, set in 1968.

Here's a look at Westbrook's streak with help from Opta.

 

Westbrook's 10 Straight Triple-Doubles

— Over the course of the 10-game streak, Westbrook has averaged 19.7 points, 13.2 rebounds and 13.8 assists. The Thunder have gone 9-1 over the span.

— At 30, Westbrook is third all-time in career triple-doubles in his 11th season in the NBA and sits 54 behind career leader and Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.

Player
Oscar Robertson: 181
Magic Johnson: 138
Russell Westbrook: 127
Jason Kidd: 107
Wilt Chamberlain: 77
LeBron James: 77

— Ahead of the All-Star Break, Westbrook is already in the top 10 for most triple-doubles in a season.

Russell Westbrook
Season 2016-17: 42
Oscar Robertson
Season 1961-62: 41
Wilt Chamberlain
Season 1967-68: 31
Oscar Robertson
Season 1963-64: 26
Oscar Robertson
Season 1960-61: 26
Russell Westbrook
Season 2017-18: 25
Russell Westbrook
Season 2018-19: 23
Wilt Chamberlain
Season 1966-67: 22
James Harden
Season 2016-17: 22
Oscar Robertson
Season 1964-65: 22

— Over his 10-game streak, Westbrook accumulated more triple-doubles than all but one other NBA player for the entire season (Nikola Jokic has 11 in 56 Denver Nuggets games).

— Oklahoma City are 78-49 (.614) in games that Westbrook records a triple-double. They are 17-6 (.739) in his games with triple-doubles this season.

— Westbrook is on a pace to average a triple-double for the third successive season. Robertson is the only other player to have ever averaged a triple-double over the course of an entire season (1961-62).

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