Nov. 11, 2016
(1975) The Last 50 point Triple-Double came from Lakers' Great Kareem Abdul-Jabar When he was on the Bucks
Last night Oklahoma Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, a Long Beach native and former UCLA Bruin, had one of the greatest games in NBA history with 51 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 113-110 overtime win for the Thunder over the Phoenix Suns.
Final from OKC: beat in a 113-110 thriller. Westbrook (51, 13, 10) becomes 1st 50p triple double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar— NBA (@NBA)
It was the first time in more than 40 years that a player achieved a 50+ point triple double since Los Angeles Lakers hall-of-famer and UCLA Bruins grad Kareem Abdul-Jabar was a Milwaukee Bucks player and had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on Jan. 19, 1975 against the Portland Trailblazers.
Via the box score scan of the last time someone went for a 50-point triple double.— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball)