Russell Westbrook’s best triple-double yet extends streak to longest since Michael Jordan

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Russell Westbrook has probably already missed too many games – 15 – to win MVP this season.

 

But darn it if he isn’t going to try, anyway.

The Thunder guard had 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the 76ers tonight, his fourth straight triple-double.

Date Result PTS REB AST
2/24/2015 OKC 105, IND 92 20 11 10
2/26/2015 PHO 117, OKC 113 39 14 11
2/27/2015 POR 115, OKC 112 40 13 11
3/4/2015 OKC 123, PHI 118 49 16 10

49 points? Career high.

16 rebounds? Career high.

You have to wonder why Westbrook messed around and got just 10 assists.

Just two players have an output anywhere near this level in the last 30 years – Vince Carter with 46 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in 2007 and Hakeem Olajuwon with 46 points, 19 rebounds and eight assists in 1996.

Westbrook’s four-game triple-double streak is the longest since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. Seven!

Take a moment to appreciate how incredible Westbrook has been lately. Then, take another to appreciate how amazing Jordan was.