Russell Westbrook became a part of NBA history Tuesday night, when he became the fourth NBA player ever to record 100 triple-doubles.
His 32 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists helped the Thunder defeat the Hawks, 119-107, but it also cemented Westbrook, 29, as one of the most versatile players in the NBA.
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 is leading current players in the league by nearly double his next-closest pursuer — LeBron James, who sits in second since '08-09 with 52 triple-doubles after Tuesday's 14th this season (James has 69 in his career).
Player, 3Ds since '08-09
Russell Westbrook, 100
LeBron James, 52
James Harden, 34
Rajon Rondo, 31
Draymond Green, 22
He also is tied with Harden for the most triple-doubles with 50-plus points with three. There have been only two other such triple-doubles in NBA history.
Interestingly, more than a quarter of Westbrook's triple-doubles come in March, with only seven in April.
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Perhaps most interesting: Westbrook has at least one triple-double against every NBA team. The 76ers seem especially susceptible; Westbrook has six triple-doubles against them. The Rockets, Pacers, Pelicans, Magic, Kings and Jazz are tied for second place with five apiece.
Obviously, this benefits the Thunder greatly — 82 percent of the time that Westbrook has notched a triple-double, Oklahoma City has won the game.