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Super Stats: Russell Westbrook’s Historic Playoff Night Dominates, Curry Makes Some Franchise History

Super Stats: Russell Westbrook’s Historic Playoff Night Dominates, Curry Makes Some Franchise History NBA Playoffs

The ways to describe Russell Westbrook and the things he does on the court are fast running out. He’s a destructive force of nature, who just completed a historic regular season. He recorded 42 triple-doubles while averaging 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per contest in 2016-17, earning the praise of everyone from Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson to current NBA players.

So why would anybody think the playoffs would be any different? On Wednesday night (Thursday morning IST) in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series against the Houston Rockets, Russ once again proved for the Oklahoma City Thunder, it’s Westbrook or nothing.

Westbrook set more than a few records as he completed the playoffs first ever 50-point triple-double and he began by breaking a franchise record.

 


Then he completed his triple-double, moving up the all-time playoffs triple-double list, passing the legendary John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics.

 


In completing his historic 50-point triple double, Westbrook also surpassed a couple of Hall of Famers for the highest ever scoring triple-double of the playoffs.

 


Just for context, the kind of rarified air Westbrook is now a part of :

 


Westbrook is blazing a path in basketball history books that is simply epic. And who knows, if he continues this way, he might just lead the Thunder to a first-round series upset.

 


Finally, Steph Curry made a little history of his own in Game 2 against the Trail Blazers. The Warriors’ point guard showed us that he not only has the quickest shot release in the business, but might just have the quickest hands, too. His sleight-of-hand skills see him join the legendary Rick Barry for this Warriors record.

 

 

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