Westbrook clinches triple-double average for 2nd straight season

Thunder call play-by-play man's 'cotton-picking' comment 'offensive'

Thunder call play-by-play man's 'cotton-picking' comment 'offensive'

Oklahoma City Thunder guard and reigning Kia NBA MVP Russell Westbrook added himself to a page in the NBA history books that he now sits all alone on.

"I think you realize you're not going to play forever". Since everybody wants to be talking. "It's not like Steven's boxing out so I can rebound, you know what I mean?" So it depends what criteria, what it is that you guys vote for.

Anthony returned to action when the game went to overtime and his actions left little doubt where he is mentally.

That's the tally he needed to secure his second straight season with an average of a triple double, something that's never been done in the National Basketball Association. The Grizzlies will miss the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.

"First of all, it's not a process", Westbrook said. "His ultimate sacrifice is number one, and his being a team guy is always important as well". But it's by design, Thunder coach Billy Donovan says, to get the ball into Westbrook's hands faster to break into transition. This season, he has been at his best when taking advantage of the attention Westbrook and George have drawn. "I think when we share the ball and we move the ball, everybody feels a part of the game".

A late bloomer who had dreams of maybe, possibly getting a college scholarship was now competing with the greatest players in the world to get the opportunity to be one of 12 men selected to represent the United States in the Olympics. Still, he has shown glimpses of being the prolific scorer he once was. The Grizzlies scored 39 points in the period. The Thunder are 20-5 when Westbrook has a triple-double this season.

And there are times where his track record still matters.

Thunder: Westbrook brought F Nick Collison out to midcourt with him before the game. "For me, it's good.to have a guard like that to be able to crack back and get rebounds".

The coach also believes Anthony is a team player. Nobody else do the same s-- I do every night.

Westbrook finished the game with six points, 19 assists and 20 rebounds and ended his regular season campaign with an average of 25.6 points, 10.1 assists and 10 rebounds. "He's somebody I always looked up to, and it's a real pleasure to have him here".

Although, if he takes that approach he'll be taking on many questions about it.

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