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Thunder's Russell Westbrook double-doubles against Suns

In the 1961-62 season, Robertson made history as the first player to average a triple-double with 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists.

Westbrook accomplished the feat with his sixth assist. becoming the \ first National Basketball Association player in 55 years to average a triple-double for a season and the second in league history. With just four games remaining, he is virtually assured of becoming the first player since Robertson, also in 1961-62, to average a triple-double.

And as for not getting 10 assists?

"I want to see him reach history". It is meant to go to the most valuable player to the most successful team.

Marjanovic on his career-best performance: "I'm more happy because we won this against a very, very good team".

Despite the Thunder being down by 20 points in the fourth quarter, coach Billy Donovan left Westbrook in the game, and many presumed it was to try to let Westbrook get two more assists to break the triple-double record. Westbrook is averaging 31.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game and leads the National Basketball Association in scoring. Westbrook said after spending nearly an hour working on his shot in Phoenix's practice gym after his poor shooting performance.

'Get your mind right, ' he explained. "My shot wasn't falling for me tonight". Westbrook even outscored Harden in each game against Rockets, which shows that while Westbrook may stuff the stat sheet, Harden is more focused on winning. Donovan said he hadn't given up on being able to win the game. From that point on, he never dips below a triple double average. I just didn't want it to be here.

Enes Kanter added 17 points for the Thunder, who shot just 37 percent.

Phoenix Suns: PG - Brandon Knight, SG - Devin Booker, SF - TJ Warren, PF - Jared Dudley, C - Tyson Chandler.

But his halftime stats were ugly: 2-for-13 shooting, 0 for 4 on 3s, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 turnovers.

Westbrook will average double digits in points, rebounds, and assists this year. The season series finished tied 2-2. Thanks to little or no defense, the Suns had their way on offense and led by as many as 28 points in the frame.

While the Warriors are expecting Durant's return, they could be without two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry because of a bruised knee.

Westbrook came up one rebound short of his record-setting 42nd triple-double Wednesday night against the Grizzlies. D'Antoni said before the game that he'd limit him to 20 minutes in his first game back, but played him for just 13 minutes, where were all in the first half.

The Thunder fell to 45-34 on the season. There are games where he'll be stinking up the joint, and then all of a sudden he hits a bunch of ridiculous shots and the Thunder are back in it.

Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr.

Live Score Updates are available on official Twitter pages of Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns. The Suns beat Westbrook and the Thunder, 120-99.


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