Aerosmith said it best: “You’ve got to lose to know how to win.” The Pelicans are learning just that.
Since acquiring DeMarcus Cousins from a trade with the Kings, the Pelicans are 0-4 in games where both Cousins and teammate Anthony Davis play. Not quite cause for concern yet, but you’d think the Pelicans would have secured at least one win at this point.
Westbrook achieved history in one fell swoop by grabbing a defensive rebound and lobbing an assist to Taj Gibson during the third quarter, bringing his game total to 12 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds at the time. After the play, he acknowledged the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, which rose for a standing ovation.
It was Westbrook’s seventh consecutive triple-double, his second such streak Cheap MLB Jerseys this season, and the 78th of his career, tied with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth-most all time.
Needless to say, the six-time All-Star is putting up MVP-caliber numbers — 31. 9 points, 10.4 assists, 10.6 rebounds — and could become the first player to average a triple-double since Robertson during that 1961-62 season.
The Thunder next play Wednesday at Memphis with a chance for Westbrook to claim sole possession of one of the NBA’s most hallowed records.
Maybe we should give up on Calipari being determined to return to the NBA. Every year, Calipari is connected to an NBA job, with the presumption that he will want to take over front office duties, too, and every year Calipari tweets out his denial and remains in place with the Wildcats.