Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook outpaces Nikola Jokic, Ben Simmons and the pack

Triple-double tracker: Russell Westbrook outpaces Nikola Jokic, Ben Simmons and the pack

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

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This past 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 again rose to the top.

2018-19-NBA Triple-Double Tracker

Distantly pursuing Westbrook’s triple-double total were Nikola Jokic (12), Ben Simmons (10), LeBron James (8), Luka Doncic (8) and James Harden (6). 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 in a regular season-ending road win over the Milwaukee Bucks, with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 17 assists. The Thunder’s dynamic leader leads the league in assists per game, and is in the top 20 in rebounds.

2018-19 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

46.6

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

70.6

BEN SIMMONS

Simmon’s latest triple double, the 23rd of his young career, came on March 2 in a home loss to the Golden State Warriors with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists.

2018-19 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

12.7

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

60.0

NIKOLA JOKIC

Jokic’s last triple double of the season came in the final game before the All-Star break in a home win over the Sacramento Kings when he tallied 20 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists. The scary thing is that the 24-year-old Serbian star seems to still not have reached his peak.

2018-19 Season

0
Games Played
0
Double-Doubles
0
Triple-Doubles

% Games With Triple-Doubles

15.0

% Wins With Triple-Doubles

83.3

NBA CAREER TRIPLE-DOUBLES LEADERS

Oscar Robertson, 181 — 100%
Magic Johnson, 138 — 76.2%
Russell Westbrook, 138 76.2%
Jason Kidd, 107 — 59.1%
LeBron James, 81 44.8%
Wilt Chamberlain, 78 — 43.0%
Larry Bird, 59 — 32.6%
Fat Lever, 43 — 23.8%
James Harden, 42 23.2%
Bob Cousy, 33 — 18.2%
John Havlicek, 31 — 17.1%

Earlier this season, Westbrook passed Jason Kidd in career triple-doubles to move tie for second place with Magic Johnson. Meanwhile, James passed Wilt Chamberlain’s career total of 78 for sole possession of fifth place.

2019-04-13T01:42:52-07:00April 13th, 2019|

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