While his awed contemporaries said it best; this has been the season of Westbrook.
Westbrook almost had his 10th assist with two minutes left in the third quarter but Enes Kanter lost the handle going up for the basket and Westbrook took a seat until the fourth quarter.
It was yet another remarkable display of the all-around excellence that a triple-double - the achievement of double-digit totals in three of five key statistical categories - has come to represent. The Nuggets were 47% in field goals, but they struggled to knock down their 3-pointers only shooting 32%.
Bringing his team back from being down big has been a trend for Westbrook in the past few weeks. He scored the team's final 13 points as Oklahoma City rallied from 10 down with three minutes left. But Westbrook and Harden are slated to go head-to-head in the first round of the playoffs.
Westbrook hit that 36-foot 3-pointer as time expired to seal the win for the Thunder and knock the Denver Nuggets out of the playoffs. Portland will be the No. 8 seed when the postseason begins next week. He clinched a season-long triple-double average Friday night against the Phoenix Suns.
"I only know one way to play, honestly", said Westbrook, who has three 50-plus-point triple-doubles this season, more than any other player in National Basketball Association history has in a career.
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Westbrook's triple-double chase has been one of the biggest story lines around the league this season. They not having Kevin Durant as their leader after he chose to play for the Warriors, in which the Warriors eliminated the Thunder previous year in the Western Conference Finals.
Asked about his view on the MVP debate between the former teammates who are setting and breaking records this season, Harden pointed out that only one stat comes to his mind when choosing who takes home the award. Harden is tied for second in scoring at 29.2 points and leads the league in assists at 11.2.
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"I'm honored just to be mentioned in a conversation with Oscar Robertson", Westbrook said recently while creeping up on the record.
"It's fantastic", Westbrook told Fox Sports about breaking the record and posting his 79th career triple-double. Robertson wrote an article for The Undefeated, where he compared both of their seasons where they averaged a triple-double and said, "I could not be happier for him".