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Fred Katz: Russell Westbrook becomes the fourth player in NBA history to reach 100 triple-doubles for his career, joining Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd. Westbrook with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists tonight in Atlanta.
However, Simmons is still making history. The Australian native’s six triple-doubles are the most by a rookie since Hall of Famer Magic Johnson finished with seven as a Los Angeles Laker in the 1979-80 season. Fellow Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson posted 26 as a Cincinnati Royals rookie in 1960-61. “I don’t care what the stat sheet says,” Brown said of taking Simmons out. “As long as I can feel like we are going to win the game, then I feel like that’s my role in all of this.”
He finished the month averaging a triple-double for the first time in his career after having 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Tuesday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-123 win over the Nets. James has 12 triple-double this season and 67 in his career. “Scoring has always been last for me,” James said. “I’ve never looked at myself as a scorer. But to know the history of the game and seeing the guys that put up triple-doubles on a regular (basis) from Jason Kidd to Magic Johnson to Oscar Robertson to Russell Westbrook, you can throw my name in there as well.”
James also won the award in 2006 and 2008, tying him with Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Shaquille O’Neal for second. Kobe Bryant and Bob Pettit each won the award four times. Team LeBron played suffocating defense on the game’s final possession, refusing to let Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson attempt a three-point shot that would’ve tied the game. Team Stephen didn’t get off a potential tying shot before the final horn sounded. “The great thing about our commissioner (Adam Silver), he’s absolutely OK with trying something new, to change the format, and it definitely worked out for everybody,” James said.