Russell Westbrook seals a second straight triple-double season by grabbing 16th rebound

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OKLAHOMA CITY — With a rebound with nine minutes left in the third quarter, Russell Westbrook added another historic bullet point to his résumé, becoming the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Westbrook entered the Oklahoma City Thunder’s final two games with the tall task of needing 34 rebounds to round his average up to 10. He hauled in 18 against the Heat on Monday and 16 in just 22 minutes against the Grizzlies.

Westbrook grabbed eight rebounds in the opening 11 minutes and hit double figures before halftime, heading to the break with an interesting stat line of 1 point, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. With the game in hand, Westbrook grabbed five rebounds in the opening three minutes of the third quarter. Early in the quarter, a loose ball rebound bounced a few times and Carmelo Anthony ran it down, turning around to yell “Russ!” with a big smile.

After Westbrook grabbed the 16th board, the crowd erupted in a standing ovation, and Westbrook’s teammates

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23123362/russell-westbrook-oklahoma-city-thunder-averages-triple-double-second-straight-season

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