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Russell Westbrook is just one triple-double behind LeBron James

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Russell Westbrook notched another triple-double last night, his sixth of the season - yes, sixth - as the Oklahoma City Thunder downed the Denver Nuggets in overtime.

All of his TDs so far have been special, but this occasion was extremely impressive as he clocked up a league-best 18 assists as OKC moved on to 9-8 for the year.

As a one-man show in Oklahoma this season, Westbrook is putting up some crazy numbers, and his 36 points, 12 rebounds and 18 assists only move him closer to becoming the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1962 to average a triple-double - he is currently on 32 points, 9.8 boards and 10.8 dimes.

The sheer brilliance of the two-time All-Star game MVP is shown in his current standing in the all-time triple-double standings. Having played five fewer seasons in the league than LeBron James, he is only one TD behind the four-time MVP, who has 44.

There is obviously an argument to say LeBron would have more if he was focused on stuffing the stats sheet, but it is still mightily impressive to see a player like Westbrook climbing the standings at such a blistering rate.

He will never catch Robertson, who tops the list with 181, but he could certainly be eyeing a top five berth come the end of the season with 16 needed to catch Larry Bird.

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Cleveland Cavaliers
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