Enes Kanter jokes that he may have to start boxing out Russell Westbrook

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Russell Westbrook is on a one-man mission with the Oklahoma City Thunder this season. He notched his ninth triple-double - as many as the rest of the NBA combined - of the campaign during Wednesday night's win over the Washington Wizards. 

OKC's four-game winning streak has coincided with a run of four consecutive triple-doubles from the point guard, and he is on course to become the first player since Oscar Robertson in the 1960s to average a triple-double in a season. 

His averages currently stand at 31.2 points, 10.5 assists and 11.3 assists.

The Thunder are currently at 12-8 and without Westbrook, their chances of reaching the playoffs would be non-existent. 

Such has been the UCLA alum's dominance that his teammate Enes Kanter joked after the game with the Wizards that he may have to start boxing out Westbrook. 

The Switzerland-born center said: "I gotta start boxing him out. He's not leaving any rebounds for the bigs."

Westbrook has often been criticised for being a stat-padder, but there are no such antics going on this season - everything the 28-year-old has done has been vital. 

Last night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, he nailed a clutch three to take the game to overtime then came into his own in the extra period. 

His passing has been a big aspect in helping some of his teammates excel. Kanter is averaging 12.8 points while backcourt partner Victor Oladipo has grown into his role at the spot, putting up 17.3 points a night.

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