Russell Westbrook joins LeBron, Jordan and Larry Bird in stat-stuffing history


Russell Westbrook has had a monster start to the 2016-17 season tallying 116 points, 37 rebounds, and 35 assist in his first three games vs. Philadelphia, Phoenix and the Los Angeles Lakerss.

Russell Westbrook First 3 Games of 2016-17
Player Points Rebounds Assists
Russell Wesbrook 32 12 9
Russell Wesbrook 51 13 10
Russell Wesbrook 33 12 16

His first three games, Westbrook has tallied enough points, rebounds, and assists to cement himself on a list of players that have recorded 100 points, 30 rebounds and 30 assists in three consecutive games. Westbrook joins himself (2014-15), LeBron James (2007-08), Michael Jordan (1988-89) and Larry Bird (1989-90) as the only players to accumulate those numbers in the course of three games.

If you recall, Westbrook registered 18 triple-doubles last season placing him top-ten of all-time as far as most triple-doubles by one player in one NBA season.

So far, he’s got two triple-doubles in his first three games. Can he keep it up enough to surpass last season? With the burden of the Thunder’s success heavier on his shoulders this season, I wouldn’t bet against him.

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