Russell Westbrook’s 10th triple double rescinded by league

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The NBA has rescinded Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook’s latest triple double, ruling that he only had nine rebounds in a 93-75 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday.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

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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