But with the Thunder's playoff seeding still in the balance and facing a Grizzlies team only suiting up nine players, George was unconscious.
Russell Westbrook is the only player to average multiple triple-double seasons. Pau Gasol (2001-02) and Roy Rogers (1996-97).
With the help of his teammates, Westbrook reached the mark, including a career-high 20 rebounds in the Thunder's season finale against the Grizzlies. Only 6 points for Russ, but 20 rebounds and 19 assists. The Grizzlies scored 39 points in the period.
It was the third-worst scoring margin for any quarter in Heat history, and the worst ever in a game at Miami.
With just one game remaining in the 2017-18 season, Westbrook needs just 16 rebounds to do it again.
Grizzlies end the year with a record of 22-60.
Westbrook needed 34 rebounds in his final two games to get his rebound average up enough to record a triple-double for the year.
Before that happened, controversy sort of kicked off while people watched the game at home. "They're incredible, but seeing him put the organization on his back and lead the organization through a tough time and the way that he's able to show up every night and produce and compete and lead the team has been really fun to watch". There's got to be an appreciation there for him too.
The fruits of Paul George's hard work were apparent. He can do more with less.
Omari Johnson, who spent most of the season with the G League's Memphis Hustle, has a nice shooting stroke and hit 3-of-5 from deep at OKC.
- Coach BickerstaffOn how he can improve next season... I don't think nobody thinks twice about that. Keep working handles and dribbling with my left.
For Westbrook, he does rebound a lot more than other point guards, but he does it to try and ignite the fast break.
- Dillon BrooksOn his thoughts on the upcoming draft...
We got a defensive rebound. "Ask anyone in the Thunder organization, he's a good dude". I've played with some of those guys before, and they are high talents and they've proven themselves. Coach K was one of three accomplished college coaches at the game; Rick Pitino was also there, near Donovan - who played guard on Providence's 1987 Final Four team (coached by Pitino), and a two-time NCAA title victor at Florida before going to Oklahoma City. "That was an emphasis, just to play with some tempo, and we did that". It was unheard of, something many of us had not seen in our lifetimes. That's my mentality going into next year. Conley's hurt. Chandler Parsons is hurt (of course). We're going to get a great draft pick and pickups. "He's using a term that simply means 'damn.' And yes I'm not saying it's okay I'm just saying he didn't mean anything by it".