Houston Rockets: Westbrook making history amid team inconsistency

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook continues to make history despite the team suffering from a losing streak. What gives? Let’s take a look into it.

This past offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets engaged in a trade that would rattle and just about shock everyone. The Thunder traded what was their franchise-player in Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets and received Chris Paul in return.

It shocked Houston Rockets’ fans seeing as we already had a ball-dominant franchise player in James Harden and were skeptical how they would work together, despite having played together before on many occasions, as well as being very close friends off the court.

Being midway through the season now, the Westbrook trade is seemingly playing out abundantly in the Houston Rockets’ favor. When the season started Westbrook was said to be a ball hog on the court but he and Harden have seemingly meshed exceptionally together, as well as the whole team and really are all on one mission.

Despite the Houston Rockets‘ losing streak that they just can’t seem to shake, Westbrook

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continues to break records in his own history book. It’s obvious that Westbrook is no stranger to triple-doubles but his recent triple-double agains the Thunder was definitely one for the history books. Westbrook had an impressive game in Houston, against the team he once considered home. He ended the game with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists.

His triple-double against the Thunder made that his 146th triple-double of his career and 8th this season.  He achieved something that never would have happened had he still been playing for the Thunder.

Although the numbers may be just a pittance to some, they’re history to Westbrook. Not only did his performance against the Thunder clinch his title as 2nd in all of NBA history with the most triple-doubles but he also joined LeBron James in being the only two players in the NBA ever to score a triple-double against all 30 NBA teams.

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Since being traded, Westbrook has found a new home in Houston and has been an amazing asset to the Houston Rockets. He’s pushed boundaries for not only the team but for himself as well and has had a notable season.  I’m positive that he hopes to continue his triple-double streak Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets as well as bring home a “W” for the Houston Rockets.