Here are some likely causes of the apparent ennui.
With just one regular season game remaining, the Cavaliers will likely need to defeat NY again on Wednesday if they are to have any chance of sneaking past the in-form Philadelphia 76ers for the third seeding. The other is Oscar Robertson, who did it five times.
On Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double for the season...
Westbrook entered Wednesday's home contest needing 16 rebounds against the Grizzlies to complete his triple double average for the second straight season. He would go on to have two more such performances, including a record 57-point triple-double in late March while leading OKC back from a 21-point deficit against the Magic.
On Wednesday night, Westbrook finished his historic run in nearly record time - snagging the 16 remaining rebounds he needed before the end of the third quarter and finishing the game with a career-high 20. He says he's tried this season to "change the narrative" about what a player in his 15th season is capable of doing.
Westbrook finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists for the Thunder, who missed their first 10 shots and were down by 18 in the opening minutes before outscoring the Heat 39-12 in the fourth. For nearly the entire season, he was not averaging a triple-double, causing his quest for a repeat to fly under the radar, to a large degree. He had 12 assists and 11 rebounds, yet only scored one point and took two shots.
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For Grizzlies players, it's all about leaving a lasting impression on management for next season. Their team has the best record in the National Basketball Association.
The upshot was that the Thunder ended tied with Utah and New Orleans, but had the best record involving those teams. Harden and the ageless wonder LeBron James overshadowed Westbrook in the MVP race.
There's no doubt that he's capable of going off for high totals of rebounds in a game, as cemented by his rebounding in the Thunder's last game. No. 5 matchup. The Thunder have more star power, though that didn't always serve them well during a trying regular season.
Some have accused Westbrook of stat-padding, claiming that his rebounding numbers are boosted because he "steals" rebounds from teammates and some teammates box out the opposition just to let Westbrook get the board.