The 3-Season Run That Immortalized Russell Westbrook and the Title “Walking Triple-Double”
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The purpose of this project was to look at Russell Westbrook’s infamous last 3 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he averaged a triple-double in each of those years. We first looked at some notable triple-double box scores, before verifying the relationships between whether a triple-double is recorded and several categorical and quantitative variables. It turns out to be that game result, opponent’s conference, minutes played, and plus/minus are helpful predictors for triple-double, while this is not the case for Westbrook’s team’s playing side. Moreover, we observed and compared two visualization methods related to interactive viewing of spatial data.