Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook joined elite company by posting his 10th triple double of the season in a 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.
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.
|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.