Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook outpaces Ben Simmons, James Harden and the pack

Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook outpaces Ben Simmons, James Harden and the pack

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Last season, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook led the league in triple-doubles for the fourth straight year. More incredibly, he became only the first player in history to average a triple-double in consecutive years.

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This season, triple doubles league-wide got off to a slow start as Westbrook missed a number of games with an ankle sprain, and other perennial all-rounders dealt with their own issues. Still, No. 0 has again managed to average a triple double thus far.

2018-19-NBA Triple-Double Tracker

Pursuing Westbrook’s triple-double total are Ben Simmons (8), Nikola Jokic (7), James Harden (6), Giannis Antetokounmpo (4) and LeBron James (3). Harden became the first player ever to record a triple-double when scoring 60 points during a January 30 win over the Orlando Magic.

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Westbrook’s latest triple-double came January 29 in a road win over the Orlando Magic, with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and 14 assists. The Thunder’s dynamic leader leads the league in assists per game, and is in the top 20 in rebounds.

2017-18 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

40.5

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

70.6

BEN SIMMONS

Simmon’s latest triple double, the 20th of his young career, came on January 23 in a home win over the San Antonio Spurs with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists.

2017-18 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

16.0

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

75.0

JAMES HARDEN

Harden’s latest triple double came on January 11 in a home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers when he tallied 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in less than 30 minutes of time on the court. The former NBA MVP leads the league in scoring, and is in the top 10 in assists per game.

2017-18 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

12.8

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

83.3

NBA CAREER TRIPLE-DOUBLES LEADERS

Oscar Robertson, 181 — 100%
Magic Johnson, 138 — 76.2%
Russell Westbrook, 121 66.9%
Jason Kidd, 107 — 59.1%
Wilt Chamberlain, 78 — 43.0%
LeBron James, 76 42.0%
Larry Bird, 59 — 32.6%
Fat Lever, 43 — 23.8%
James Harden, 41 22.7%
Bob Cousy, 33 — 18.2%
John Havlicek, 31 — 17.1%

Earlier this season, Westbrook passed Jason Kidd in career triple-doubles to move into third place all time. Next in his sights is Magic Johnson’s tally of 138. Meanwhile, James is closing in on Wilt Chamberlain’s career total of 78.

2019-01-30T14:58:55-07:00January 30th, 2019|

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