Russell Westbrook posts 100th career triple-double as Thunder rip Hawks

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

Reigning Kia MVP Russell Westbrook made history in Tuesday's 119-107 victory over the Hawks, becoming the fourth player in National Basketball Association annals to amass 100 career triple-doubles.

Since getting traded to the Thunder, the five-time All-Star has posted 22 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and two steals per game operating alongside reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony.

According to ESPN, Westbrook is just the fourth player to attain the statistical feat behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107).

The Hawks tied the game at 103 late in the fourth quarter after Taurean Prince drilled a triple. Atlanta chipped into the deficit and went into the fourth quarter down only 90-88. Led by Westbrook and Jerami Grant, the Thunder dominated the rest of the way.

Oklahoma City took home the win over the Hawks, 119-107, and the Thunder now sit in fourth place in the Western Conference playoff race.

Prince led the way for the Hawks with a team-high 25 points.

The Hawks have been playing for the future for months and are already mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but they hung tough against the Thunder.

Anthony led Oklahoma City back in the third quarter.

For the second game in a row, the Thunder hit 16 three-pointers.

The Thunder return home to host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at 7:00 pm.

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