Thunder's Russell Westbrook Joins MJ as Only Players with 40-10-5-5 in Playoffs

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) watch a loose ball in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 29, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 40 points, 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals in a Game 4 win over the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday, joining Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the only players to reach those marks in a playoff game since steals became an official stat in 1973-74, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via

Westbrook made 12 of his 24 field-goal attempts and all 14 of his free throws, helping the Thunder tie the series at two games apiece. He only turned the ball over three times and blocked a shot for good measure.

Jordan accomplished his 40-10-5-5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of a first-round playoff series during the 1988-89 season, registering 44 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and five steals. He needed 10 more shot attempts than Westbrook did, as MJ made 18 of his 34 field-goal attempts and seven of his nine tries from the charity stripe.

Westbrook was limited to just 46 regular-season games due to multiple knee injuries, but he still managed to record 21.9 points, 6.9 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. He's really stepped it up during the playoffs, averaging 26.6 points, 8.1 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals, while helping the Thunder pull within two wins of reaching the NBA Finals for the second time in the last three years.

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