Kurt Helin

Watch Russell Westbrook get another triple-double, 44th of his career (tied with LeBron)


Russell Westbrook unleashed is a sight to behold — he is averaging 31.2 points, 11.2 assists, and 9.9 rebounds a game. He is making a run at being the first guy to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson.

Westbrook racked up his seventh triple-double this season leading OKC past the Pistons on Saturday. That would be seven triple-doubles this season.

More impressively, he now has 44 in his career — tied for sixth all-time with LeBron James (and in nearly 400 fewer games). LeBron was impressed.

Westbrook is just 28 and in the middle of his prime, his numbers are just going to skyrocket.

Watch Andrew Wiggins dunk over, around JaVale McGee


Give JaVale McGee credit for putting up any resistance at all. Not that it was going to matter.

Saturday night at Oracle Arena Andrew Wiggins drove from the right wing, found a shocking amount of space, so he continued to the rim, McGee slid over late to help and Wiggins skied, then threw it down over and around McGee. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a monster dunk.

It was not enough; Golden State won its 11th in a row behind 34 from Stephen Curry.

Watch Russell Westbrook’s sixth triple-double of season

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He is almost there — Russell Westbrook is averaging 32 points, 10.9 assists, and 9.8 rebounds a game. He is almost averaging a triple double.

He added to those numbers Friday night with 38 points, 18 assists, and 12 rebounds in an overtime win against Denver. Westbrook was 9-of-21 shooting but got to the free throw line 17 times in the game.

Westbrook tried for a driving layup to keep the game from going to overtime, but Kenneth Faried so no.

Watch Zach LaVine with dunk of young season over Alex Len


Damn, that’s nasty.

If you’re looking for the best dunk — and the best poster dunk — of the first 20 games or so of the season, look no further than the video above. Minnesota’s Zach LaVine got loose, Phoenix’s Alex Len made the valiant effort, but he just got thrown down on by the best dunker in the business right now.

Minnesota went on to win the game 98-85 behind 25 points from Andrew Wiggins, while LaVine pitched in 13.

Kelly Oubre, Bismack Biyombo pushing match leads to four technicals

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Nobody is going to confuse this with a hockey fight, but in the NBA it led to four technical fouls.

Midway through the fourth quarter of the Wizards’ eventual win over the Magic, Kelly Oubre went up for the dunk and Bismack Biyombo blocked it — and got called for the blocking foul. As they walked away Oubre gave Biyombo a little shove, Biyombo gave a shove back, and then there were a lot of words. A lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Magic guard Evan Fournier and Wizards guard Bradley Beal each also picked up a technical for stepping into the situation and not exactly calming things down.

Not sure we’ll see a fine out of this, it was pretty minor, although predicting the NBA’s fines is like playing roulette.