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Westbrook caps historic season with MVP

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NEW YORK (AP) Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.

Westbrook was voted MVP on Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles during his historic season. He led the league with 31.6 points and added 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game, joining Robertson as the only players to average a triple-double for the season and breaking Robertson's single-season record of 41 triple-doubles in 1961-62.

"I remember growing up just being home, playing the video games and stuff with my pops, and my mom sitting there and my brother and just talking about maybe one day I could be the MVP. Obviously I was joking at the time," Westbrook said.

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Rank Name APG
1 J. Harden, Hou11.2
2 J. Wall, Was10.7
3 R. Westbrook, OKC10.4
4 C. Paul, LAC9.2
5 R. Rubio, Min9.1
6 L. James, Cle8.7
7 J. Teague, Ind7.8
8 J. Holiday, NO7.3
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 D. Green, GS2.03
2 J. Wall, Was2.01
3 C. Paul, LAC1.95
4 R. Covington, Phi1.90
5 J. Butler, Chi1.88
6 T. Ariza, Hou1.84
7 S. Curry, GS1.80
8 K. Leonard, SA1.80
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10 T. McConnell, Phi1.65
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