Russell Westbrook made NBA history Sunday as he surpassed Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s 55-year-old triple-double record in a buzz beater 106-105 victory against the Denver Nuggets.
With his team still down, Westbrook would surge his team along. He would nail a buzz beater three pointer in a 106-105 victory against the Denver Nuggets. In the process, would sink Denver’s playoff hopes.
He set the record for Triple Doubles, but this means more to Russell Westbrook. GAME-WINNER to beat the Nuggets. pic.twitter.com/RFtJ0XOg7c
— FOX Sports Radio1340 (@1340AMFOXSports) April 9, 2017
With 4:16 remaining in the fourth quarter, Westbrook would achieve the milestone after Semaj Christon would nail a three-pointer. Westbrook achieved the feat recording his tenth assist and would go on to finish the game with 50 points on 17-for-32 shooting, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, five 3-pointers and one steal.
Westbrook breaking the Record Live
This was Westbrook’s 50 point triple-double in a matter of weeks. In over 50 seasons, the league has never seen the likes of what Westbrook has accomplished. There should be no doubt on who should be the NBA’s MVP.