Russell Westbrook 1st Ever To Triple-Double Without Missing

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Russell Westbrook 1st Ever To Triple-Double Without Missing

Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:26 am

Russell Westbrook 1st Ever To Triple-Double Without Missing Shot, Free Throw
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook bolstered his MVP candidacy Wednesday with some history in a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

He finished with 18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds behind 6-of-6 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line. Royce Young of noted he became the first player in league history to notch a triple-double without missing from the floor or charity stripe.

Westbrook didn't attempt a three-pointer during the game, which is notable because he is shooting an uninspiring 33.6 percent from deep this season.

He said he worked for better shots, per Young: " watched some film and just [tried] to pick my shots better, find ways to get my teammates involved throughout the game. Just happy to win."

Wednesday brought plenty of firsts for the six-time All-Star. According to Young, it was the first time Westbrook didn't miss a shot from the field and the first he didn't shoot from downtown in 83 games. And his six field-goal attempts tied a career low for games in which he's played more than 20 minutes.

granted, he didn't take many shots, but it does appear he was very involved in the game
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