Sunday March 22nd, 2015

The NBA has rescinded Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook’s latest triple double, ruling that he only had nine rebounds in a 93-75 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.

Westbrook finished with 12 points, 17 assists and nine rebounds, nearly joining Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Fat Lever, Jason Kidd, Larry Bird, Grant Hill and Rajon Rondo on the list of players with at least 10 triple doubles in a season (including the playoffs) over the last 30 years.

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Johnson tops that list with 17 triple doubles twice, in both the 1988-89 and 1990-91 seasons. Jordan and Lever each recorded 16 triple doubles in a season.

players with 10+ triple doubles in a season
Player Season Team Count
Magic Johnson 1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers 17
Magic Johnson 1990-91 Los Angeles Lakers 17
Michael Jordan 1988-89 Chicago Bulls 16
Fat Lever 1986-87 Denver Nuggets 16
Magic Johnson 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers 14
Jason Kidd 2006-07 New Jersey Nets 14
Larry Bird 1985-86 Boston Celtics 13
Grant Hill 1996-97 Detroit Pistons 13
Magic Johnson 1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers 13
Jason Kidd 2007-08 New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks 13
Jason Kidd 2001-02 New Jersey Nets 12
Fat Lever 1987-88 Denver Nuggets 12
Larry Bird 1989-90 Boston Celtics 11
Magic Johnson 1989-90 Los Angeles Lakers 11
Grant Hill 1995-96 Detroit Pistons 10
Jason Kidd 2003-04 New Jersey Nets 10
Fat Lever 1988-89 Denver Nuggets 10
Rajon Rondo 2011-12 Boston Celtics 10

[daily_cut.NBA] Westbrook has seven triple doubles since the All-Star break, while the rest of the NBA has a combined nine in that period.

Earlier this month, Westbrook also became the first player since Jordan in 1989 to record four consecutive triple doubles.

On the season, Westbrook is averaging 27.8 points, 8.5 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game. Oklahoma City improved to 40-30 while Miami fell to 32-37. The Thunder are the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.

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Mike Fiammetta

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