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Russell Westbrook Pleasantly Surprised That He Had The First “Perfect Triple Double”

Russell Westbrook Pleasantly Surprised That He Had The First “Perfect Triple Double”

Russell Westbrook coming up with a triple-double is old news but a “perfect” triple-double? It’s literally unheard of, even to Westbrook himself.

On Wednesday night, the NBA’s 3D king recorded the very first of its kind, a triple-double without missing shots– field goals and free throws. He only attempted six shots from the field and charity stripe in 27 minutes against the 76ers but made all 12 of those shots. In the past 30 years, Draymond Green (twice) and Bo Outlaw have had triple-doubles without missing a field goal but both missed free-throws.

Turns out, RW did not even know about it and was pleasantly surprised about the achievement.

This triple-double is Russ’ 35th of the season and his fifth against the Sixers throughout his career.

Photo: AP/Sue Ogrocki

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