Drawing the eight-seed would mean an unfavorable matchup with top-seeded Houston in the first round.
There was little doubt that Westbrook would gather those 16 rebounds in this game, given that the accomplishment earned him an MVP last season.
So on Wednesday, April 11, with the Grizzlies playing their final game of this wretched season at Oklahoma City and Pete Pranica and Brevin Knight on the call via Fox Sports Southeast, I tuned in. Only 6 points for Russ, but 20 rebounds and 19 assists.
OKC won just one more game than past year, although it moved up to the fourth seed in the West playoffs.
LOS ANGELES - Anthony Davis scored 28 points, Nikola Mirotic had a double-double and the Pelicans beat the Clippers to clinch their first playoff berth in three years.
The moment drew a standing ovation from the home crown in Oklahoma City.
The simplest explanation is often the best one, and in this case, when Westbrook did it last season, he became only the second National Basketball Association player ever to do so and the first in a whopping 55 years. He finished the regular season averaging 25.4 points, 10.3 assists and 10.1 rebounds per game. This season he does-Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
Westbrook had called out critics of his stat-chasing before the game on Wednesday, arguing that grabbing 15 or 20 rebounds is a hard task in the National Basketball Association regardless of circumstances. Only he and Robertson accomplished such sustained overall dominance in the history of the league.
Thunder star Russell Westbrook's season-finale performance Wednesday night was overshadowed by what one veteran announcer said during the game. As of February 22, BetOnline (via Oddsshark) had Harden as the favorite (-290; 17:50) followed by LeBron James (+275; 11:4) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (+1400; 14:1).
But Westbrook's relationship with his teammates is more than numbers. Westbrook did it past year, and Oscar Robertson did it in 1961-62.
Entering the final two games of the season, he needed 34 total rebounds to accomplish yet another season-long triple-double.
In Oklahoma City, Westbrook will get deserved points for loyalty, sticking around and signing a five-year, $205 million contract after Kevin Durant bolted for the Warriors. After all, he has proven his doubters wrong thus far. They host the Utah Jazz on Sunday.
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