The Philadelphia 76ers are the worst defensive team in the NBA. Their head coach wonders if they'll win another game this season. But those two things don't diminish what Russell Westbrook accomplished Tuesday night. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard logged the second-fastest triple-double in league history in a 125-92 shellacking of the Sixers. He finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a game-high 14 assists in just 21 minutes.
Fastest triple-double in NBA since '55 was Jim Tucker on Feb. 20, 1955. Syracuse vs. New York. Did it in 17 minutes. Russ is 2nd fastest.
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) March 5, 2014
And it was a supremely efficient effort by the three-time All-Star, who grabbed his 10th board at the 4:55 mark of the third quarter. "It's crazy, man," Westbrook told The Oklahoman. "I’m just trying to get my groove back. I’m blessed to be able to do that in such a short amount of time.” It was Westbrook's second triple-double of the season and eighth of his career. He also turned the trick on Christmas Day against the New York Knicks but it was discovered after that game he had a right knee issue. Following arthroscopic surgery, Westbrook didn't return until Feb. 20.
It's raining 3s
Moving to college hoops, No. 1 Florida blew out South Carolina 72-46 thanks to a huge night by Michael Frazier II. The sophomore guard drained a school-record 11 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 37 points. His total from beyond the arc was the most ever in a Southeastern Conference game.
Finally in football news, this happened to former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Johnson in a flag football game while playing defense:
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