Westbrook takes home another NBA Player of the Week award
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, April 3 through Sunday, April 9.
Westbrook led the Thunder to a 3-1 week behind averages of 32.5 points (second in the West), 12.5 rebounds (third) and 10.3 assists (third). On April 9, he recorded his 42nd triple-double with 50 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a 106-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets, breaking Oscar Robertson’s 55-year-old record for most triple-doubles (41) in a season. It also marked the third time Westbrook scored 50 points in a triple-double this season. Westbrook also logged his 19th 40-point game of the season with 45 points in a 103-100 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 5.
Here is a recap of the week for Westbrook:
April 4 vs. Milwaukee: Posted a triple-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists in a 110-79 win over the Bucks.
April 5 @ Memphis: Tallied 45 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and a season-high four steals in a 103-100 victory over the Grizzlies.
April 7 @ Phoenix: Recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a 120-99 loss to the Suns.
April 9 @ Denver: Scored 50 points to go with 16 rebounds and 10 assists in a 106-105 win over the Nuggets.