By Shayden Smith
Tuesday was a historic night for the Milwaukee Bucks. Only two teams in the history of the NBA can say they played someone who achieved their 41st triple-double in a single season. Bucks fans everywhere should be proud. And losing by 31 points makes the celebrations for the Bucks even better. I guess Oklahoma fans should be excited too. I mean, it’s not everyday fans get to see Norris Cole score two points in a game. Simply incredible. But in all reality, Russell Westbrook made history Tuesday night by tying Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a single season.
This is it. This proves what I’ve been saying for this entire season. Russell Westbrook is absolutely not human. Averaging a triple-double and leading the league in scoring is just a taste of what he has done for the Thunder franchise. Westbrook is out on the court every night playing until and he physically cannot play anymore. The society of Westbrook’s home planet must be awesome. Things must be getting done on Westbrook World. Also, don’t even get me started on how fashionable everyone would be.
Westbrook earned his 41st triple-double scoring 12 points, dishing out 13 dimes and grabbing 13 boards. But Westbrook couldn’t have made it this far if it were not for his teammates. Every night it seems a different player steps up for the Thunder. Tuesday night saw some great contributions off the bench from the Thunder. Enes Kanter, everyone’s beloved sixth man, finished the night with 17 points off six of eight shooting. Domantas Sabonis finished with 11 off three of six. There’s nothing better than knowing the Thunder has some young players who could legitimately make a difference out on the court. Like Nick Collison. He’s young, right? Nick, you don’t look a day over 40.
The Greek Freak and his squad put up a good fight, but there was no stopping Westbrook and the Thunder on a night like this. The Thunder win 110 – 79.