With his sixth assist against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to average a triple-double over an entire season.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double. Kevin Durant was firing on all cylinders. The team was jelling, and they were close to doing what had once seemed impossible: knocking off the best team in NBA regular season history.