Westbrook surpassed magic Johnson for the number of triple-doubles in a season NBA
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MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Point guard of “Oklahoma” Russell Westbrook surpassed the legendary playmaker “Los Angeles Lakers” magic Johnson by the number of triple-doubles in a single season in the National basketball Association (NBA).
In the night of Saturday “Oklahoma” in the away match of the regular championship of the League lost to the “Minnesota” with the account 86:96. 28-year-old Westbrook made a triple-double (21 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists), which was his 19th in the season (Johnson in the season-1981/82 had one triple-double less). Westbrook became the third player in the history of League in this indicator, above him are only the famous center of “Philadelphia” and the champion League number of points in a single game (100), wilt Chamberlain (31st triple-double in the season-1967/68) and defender “Milwaukee” Oscar Robertson (41 – in the season of 1961/62) .
Westbrook was selected “OK” in the first round in the draft 2008 total under 4-m number, in the current season he has played for the club’s 41 matches, gaining on average of 30.8 points per game, making of 10.8 rebounds and 10.5 assists.