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Russell Westbrook's start to the season makes history - only three men have done the same

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This young NBA campaign has seen a fair few records broken already, and Russell Westbrook continued to make history last night at the L.A. Lakers' expense.

Leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113-96 win over the Purple and Gold, Westbrook racked up 33 points, 12 rebounds and 16 assists to record his second triple-double in as many matches.

The point guard had a 51-point outing against the New Orleans Pelicans as well and Westbrook is averaging a triple-double so far this season with 38.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and 11.6 assists. Oscar Robertson is the last player to average a triple-double, in 1961-62.

Speaking of Robertson, Westbrook is the first player since Magic Johnson in the 1982-83 season to begin a season with a triple-double in two of the first three games and the fourth player to do it all-time. The other two being Robertson and Jerry Lucas.

The Thunder superstar insists his sheet-stuffing isn't anything overly intentional, he's just trying to get the W.

"I just like to win," Westbrook said. "That's my main thing. My job is to come out and do whatever it takes to win, and that's what I try to do every night."

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau via ESPN, Westbrook is the first player ever with at least 100 points, 30 rebounds and 30 assists in the first three games of a season.

The Thunder thought they would miss Kevin Durant, but it seems to have unleashed the real Russell Westbrook.

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