The Philadelphia 76ers are the worst defensive team in the NBA. Their head coach wonders if they'll win another game this season. But those two things don't diminish what Russell Westbrook accomplished Tuesday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard logged the second-fastest triple-double in league history in a 125-92 shellacking of the Sixers. He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a game-high 14 assists in just 21 minutes.
And it was a supremely efficient effort by the three-time All-Star, who grabbed his 10th board at the 4:55 mark of the third quarter. "It's crazy, man," Westbrook told The Oklahoman. "I’m just trying to get my groove back. I’m blessed to be able to do that in such a short amount of time.” It was Westbrook's second triple-double of the season and eighth of his career. He also turned the trick on Christmas Day against the New York Knicks but it was discovered after that game he had a right knee issue. Following arthroscopic surgery, Westbrook didn't return until Feb. 20.