Oscar Robertson hopes Russell Westbrook breaks triple-double record
Russell Westbrook is fast approaching some impressive history, and the person he’s ready to pass is on his side.
Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 triple-doubles in one NBA regular season is hopelessly looking on as Westbrook’s total continues to climb. Heading into Friday’s game against the Spurs, Westbrook needed just four triple-doubles, with eight games left, to surpass Robertson.
Some might think Robertson would be quietly hoping Westbrook catches a case of poor shooting down the stretch to preserve his record set during the 1961-62 season. That, however, is not the case.
“He pinched me,” Green said, per the San Jose Mercury News. “So I punched his wrist. That’s pretty much it. … He does it often actually. Which is kind of adolescent.”
So Green retaliated by going after the wrist that’s been bothering Harden, and he was called for the offensive foul.
But Green’s reputation precedes him. As one on a long list of examples, ESPN.com notes that during Golden State’s 132-127 double-overtime win over Houston Cheap Islanders Jerseys on Dec. 1, Green was assessed a flagrant 1 for kicking Harden in the face while attempting a putback.
Friday night, it wasn’t just Green who got physical with Harden. ESPN reported Harden was “beaten up most of the night by the Warriors,” including being put on the floor earlier in the third quarter by a Matt Barnes screen.
Harden finished with 17 points on 4-of-18 shooting, as well as 12 rebounds, eight Cheap Jerseys Baseball assists and six turnovers.