Romo was 78-49 as the starter in Dallas, but just 2-4 in the postseason, with no road victories and no trips to the NFC championship game for a proud franchise that is one of just three teams that hasn't played for the NFC title the past 21 seasons. Memphis now averages just 100.7 points per game on offense while allowing 100.1 on defense.
His first seven-game triple-double streak lasted from November 25 until December 9, with the Thunder going 6-1 in those games.
The Oklahoma City fans were appreciative of Russell Westbrook's.
Several minutes into the third quarter of Tuesday's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Westbrook notched his 10th rebound and 10th assist of the night to complete his 41st triple-double of the season, tying the legendary Oscar Robertson for the single-season record. Oscar Robertson did it 41 times for the Cincinnati Royals during the 1961-1962 season-decades before the term was officially coined.
What should the Grizzlies' game plan be?
Leading scorer Mike Conley was forced from last night's game against San Antonio after a head-to-head collision with Kawhi Leonard. He left the game because of a gash above his eye. In addition, he actually let other players get rebounds!
This, of course, would mean that the Grizzlies would be conceding the race for the six seed. Oklahoma City blew out Milwaukee at home Tuesday, 110-79.
James Harden, seen by many as the co-favorite for this year's MVP award, is only worth seven wins to the Rockets, but that may say more about the Rockets' roster construction than Harden's level of play. It may be the best idea to ease him back into the lineup without rushing unless of course, he is ready to go tonight. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard walked over to his bench to get some water. With two more on the trot he'd tie the mark for consecutive triple-doubles set by Chamberlain in March of 1968. This one led to history. But I was just sitting there thanking God for the opportunity to play.
Bucks play at IN on Thursday. The 13 rebounds that Westbrook grabbed give him 822 for the season through 77 games. He could well become the first player in National Basketball Association history to average 26 points, 8.5 assists, and 8.5 rebounds a game and have an effective field goal percentage of 60 percent in a season (he's now at 59 percent, also unprecedented), and he's doing it with a usage rate 10 points lower than Westbrook and 5 points lower than Harden.
Still, Westbrook has always pushed back against questions about triple-doubles.
The Pacers improved to 7-25 in games in which they trailed by at least 15 points. To put it in perspective, Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics is second with 216 total points but only 130 field goal attempts. "That's when we're sharing the ball and that's our identity". The thing is it isn't mattering this year because he is scoring and making these buckets with the game on the line.
Westbrook didn't even need to play the fourth quarter Tuesday. Shattering Robertson's record would just be a personal accomplishment.