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Russell Westbrook Has First Triple-Double With 20 Points And 20 Assists In 18 Years

Russell Westbrook makes a great pass during a game.


Russell Westbrook continued his unbelievable season with another triple-double tonight, this time with a 20-point, 20-assist effort against the Phoenix Suns.

Westbrook, who is averaging a triple-double for the season, had a magnificent 26-point, 22 assist, 11 rebound day against the Sun in a 114-101 win. It was the first 20-20 triple double in 18 seasons, and the first 25-point, 20-assist triple-double since Magic Johnson pulled it off for the Lakers during the 1988-1989 season.

The play he made for his 22nd assist, which features a Shammgod move on Tyler Ulis and a ridiculous pass to Steven Adams for a huge dunk, is probably the highlight of the game. The triple-double is Westbrook's 11th of the season, and the 50th of his career.

This week, Russell Westbrook made it incredibly clear that he is not all that worried about the triple-doubles that he is racking up this season, and is tired of the narrative. As long as he keeps putting together games like this, that is definitely not happening.