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Russell Westbrook is tearing teams apart but how long can he continue?

After Kevin Durant’s exit, Russell Westbrook has been averaging a triple-double per game. It’s impressive but it might not be enough for the Thunder

With the possible exception of Anthony Davis, currently putting up monster numbers for the winless New Orleans Pelicans, no player has started the season off better than Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook. Freed from having to share the court with Kevin Durant, who bolted to the Golden State Warriors during the offseason, the newly liberated Westbrook has taken full control of his team and the early dividends have been astounding.

In the first game of the season, Westbrook was an assist away from logging a a triple double at the expense of Philadelphia’s defense. On Friday, Westbrook put up 51 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 113-110 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns, the first time a player has scored 50 points in a triple double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pulled off a similar feat in 1975.

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