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Westbrook posted 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 26 minutes of action Wednesday against the Spurs.
This was perhaps is worst performance in two months, and that says a lot about his value in fantasy. He's averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 10.8 assists, and 2.7 steals per game in March, and Wednesday's game was certainly an anomaly in the midst of a blowout loss.
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Westbrook scored 12 points (5-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) along with 10 rebounds and 17 assists in 34 minutes against the Heat on Sunday.
Westbrook shot poorly tonight and turned the ball over six times, but still managed to stuff the stat sheet as he has been doing often. In fact, Westbrook is making only 33.7 percent of his field goals in his last four games. Still, with the Thunder fighting for a playoff spot and Kevin Durant (foot) out, Westbrook should be one of the best fantasy options down the stretch as the season wraps up. He has all the opportunities possible, averaging 39 minutes, 24.2 shot attempts and 14.1 free throws in March and will likely continue to see those numbers for the rest of the season.
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Westbrook broke his triple-double drought Friday against the Hawks, posting 36 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists, and one steal in 44 minutes of action.
Westbrook hadn't posted a triple-double since Mar. 13, and it's a wonder how his drought lasted for over a week. His triple-double rate since Feb. 24 has been a whopping 58 percent (7 for 12), so one could probably flip a weighted coin to determine whether or not he'll rack up his eighth on Sunday. That being said, owners can continue to enjoy his godly month -- 33.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 10.1 assists, 2.9 steals, and 1.9 three-pointers made per game.
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Westbrook scored 36 points (8-26 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 19-22 FT) with five rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in 40 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Celtics.
Westbrook also committed seven turnovers, but owners should just enjoy these ridiculous lines. Westbrook is averaging 33.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 10.1 assists, 2.6 steals and two threes per game during March.
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Westbrook scored 24 points (7-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 9-10 FT) with 12 assists, eight rebounds, four steals and a block in 36 minutes during Monday's loss to the Mavericks.
That's two straight games without a triple-double for Westbrook, but his owners can hardly complain about his production. Kevin Durant is close to returning to action, which will likely bring an end to Westbrook's crazy run, but he'll remain a nightly triple-double threat until KD's actually back on the court.
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Westbrook scored 36 points (12-27 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 10-13 FT) along with 11 rebounds and 6 assists in 41 minutes against the Bulls on Sunday.
Westbrook has continued his other-worldly play of late and has averaged 35.0 points 10.6 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game in six games this month. We can expect Westbrook to keep up this streak until Kevin Durant (foot) returns from injury in a week or two. Since Durant's injury around the All-Star break, Westbrook has attempted four more shot attempts per game (24.5 versus 20.4). When Durant eventually does return, we should expect Westbrook to come back down to Earth a bit.
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Westbrook continued to rack up his triple-double barrage Friday against the Timberwolves, posting 29 points (11-24 FG, 4-4 FT, 3-6 3Pt), 10 rebounds, 12 assists, and two steals in 35 minutes of action. He also committed eight turnovers.
Westbrook is casually becoming the triple-double professor of the league, showing the world that all things are possible with hard work and dedication. He's managed to notch six triple-doubles over the last eight games, and it isn't quite clear if he'll slow down anytime soon. The rational approach would be to assume he'll eventually cool off, but the same was said one, two, and even three weeks ago. In the meantime, owners can continue to ride him in all leagues.
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Westbrook scored 24 points (5-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 11-13 FT) with nine rebounds, seven assists, two steal and committed 10 turnovers in 36 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.
This was the first time this season Westbrook has turned the ball over 10 times. He had nine in his previous game, but with a usage rate that is off the charts, it is to be expected. Westbrook is living at the free throw line making 76 of 91 attempts in his previous six games.
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Westbrook recorded his fifth triple-double in six games Sunday, scoring 30 points (9-21 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 11-13 FT) and picking up 17 assists, 11 rebounds and four steals in 40 minutes.
Westbrook is on a historic run right now. Although he fell short of a triple-double Thursday against the Bulls, he still had 43 points, seven assists and eight rebounds. He's now scored 30 or more points in five straight games and is averaging 11.5 rebounds in his past three.
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Westbrook fell short of his fifth straight triple-double Thursday, but still scored 43 points (14-32 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 12-15 FT) and had eight rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes.
Westbrook has been a historical run the past five games. Although he missed Sunday's matchup with a facial fracture, he's now scored 40-plus points in three straight games, and scored 39 Feb. 26 against the Suns. In his past 10 games, Westbrook is averaging 31.8 points, 10.8 assists and 9.8 rebounds.