Russell Westbrook inched one step closer to immortality on Wednesday night when he logged his 35th triple-double of the season, moving him to within just six of tying Oscar Robertson’s all-time record with 11 games remaining.
What’s more impressive is that he did it on perfect 6-of-6 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, marking the first time that’s ever been done in a triple-double in NBA history. Westbrook finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists as the Thunder rolled past the Sixers 122-97.
When informed about his historic feat during his post-game interview, Westbrook had a pretty hilarious response:
Enes Kanter led OKC in scoring with 24 points and had a super-efficient night as well, going 8-of-9 from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds. Victor Oladipo added 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting.
Nik Stauskas led the way for the Sixers in a losing effort with 20 points and shot 5-of-8 from behind the arc, while Shawn Long came off the bench to score 13 points and grab six boards. Robert Covington and Dario Saric chipped in 12 points apiece.
The Thunder have a few days off before heading to Texas for a back-to-back against the Rockets on Sunday followed by a game against the Mavericks on Monday.