Russell Westbrook has been playing like a man possessed of late, and that continued on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Westbrook recorded his third consecutive triple-double in the third quarter, making him the first player since LeBron James in 2009 to pull off that feat:
Westbrook now has a third consecutive triple-double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 28 minutes. LeBron in '09 last to do it.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) February 28, 2015
Here’s another cool Westbrook stat:
Russell Westbrook now with eight triple-doubles since the start of last season's playoffs. No one else with more than three.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 28, 2015
Westbrook has been scoring at will, but his most impressive sequence of the game thus far was a series of nifty passes in transition for easy buckets:
Mind you, Westbrook has been doing this lately, and for much of the year, with reigning MVP Kevin Durant on the pine. He is making an MVP charge himself, and he keeps making a better case for himself with ridiculous performances like this.
Sad Westbrook Update: Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, but he missed a key layup and free throw, and the Thunder lost. He also got kicked in the face by a teammate, leaving A DENT.