Shy 1 Rebound, Triple-double Watch for Westbrook Continues
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fans stood on their feet, urging Russell Westbrook to capture the one rebound needed to separate himself from Oscar Robertson and grab an NBA record that has stood for 55 years.
Westbrook heard them.
The final board eluded him.
Westbrook wound up scoring 45 points, tying his career-high with eight 3-pointers, handing out 10 assists and grabbing just nine rebounds in Oklahoma City's 103-100 win over Memphis last night.
So the triple-double watch continues for another game. Fans will have to wait until tomorrow night when the Thunder visit Phoenix to see if Westbrook notches his 42nd triple-double after a thrilling performance where he scored 11 of Oklahoma City's final 14 points.