Russell Westbrook is making it look too easy. Leading the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Oct. 28), Westbrook posted another triple-double in just 28 minutes of playing time. His final stat line would include 12 points, 13 assists, 11 rebounds, and two steals. It’s not an exaggeration to state that Westbrook may be on track to win another MVP award if OKC can keep winning games.

Carmelo Anthony had 21 points, Paul George had 20, and OKC got to play everyone on the active roster as the team absolutely destroyed the Bulls.

It all goes back to the second quarter of this game, where the OKC offense continued to thrive, but the defense stood up in a big way. The Thunder held the Bulls to just eight points in the second quarter, taking an impressive 50-31 lead into halftime.

A look at the current NBA standings

After this 101-69 win over the Chicago Bulls, the Oklahoma City Thunder have improved to 3-3 on the season. It’s been a slow start for OKC as the trio of stars begins to get more comfortable sharing the ball with each other. The team is second in the Northwest Division, which isn’t a terrible place to be through the first two weeks of the NBA season. OKC is also trending upward, with the team starting to gel as a unit.

Carmelo Anthony leads the Thunder in scoring at 23.8 points per game, while Paul George is at 19.5 points per game so far. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook is almost averaging a triple-double for the season, at 20.8 points, 12.2 assists, and 9.8 rebounds per game. He is clearly still the leader in OKC and is showing why he has to remain in the conversation for the best player in the entire NBA.

More news around the NBA

A game between the Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards made a lot of headlines on Friday night (Oct. 27). Late in the second quarter, there was a dust-up between Draymond Green of the Warriors and Bradley Beal of the Wizards. Both players would end up wrestling to the ground and were ejected from the game.

The Warriors would then overcome a 14-point deficit to post a big win over the Wizards at home.

Another story in the Western Conference involves how well the Portland Trail Blazers have started out the 2017-18 NBA season. Behind the leadership of Damian Lillard and the scoring of CJ McCollum, the Blazers are now 4-2 on the season. The Blazers are currently the first-place team in the Northwest Division, just ahead of OKC (3-3), the Minnesota Timberwolves (3-3), and the Utah Jazz (3-3) at this early point of the year.