Russell Westbrook has certainly had a MVP type caliber season and he continues to impress with four games left in the regular season heading into the playoffs.
The thunder faced off against the Nuggets last night [Tuesday, April 5] and pulled through for a 124-102 win. Westbrook finished the game with 13 points, 12 assist and 14 rebounds in the match-up, giving him his 17th triple-double this season.
In only 27 minutes of play, Russell tied Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in a single season in the past 30 years, ESPN reports. Westbrook was named the Western Conference Player of the Month earlier that morning. He has four games left to shatter the record set by the legendary Magic in the 1988-89 season. If Westbrook can break the record he will then tie Magic’s record of 18 set in 1981-82. Westbrook was a monster in March Madness, tallying up seven triple-doubles alone, the only player to do that was Michael Jordan in 1989.
It will most certainly be interesting to see who wins NBA MVP for this season, but if not Stephen Curry or Lebron James, do not be surprised if Russell Westbrook snags the honor.