Every fan knows that when it comes to sports anything can happen. In literal seconds, a moment can make history or forever be a haunting memory. Either you give everything you’ve got or face regret. As we continue to bring you the best Sports Highlights, this week saw some incredible moments mostly taking place on the basketball court. We got to witness Oklahoma City Thunder‘s superstar Russell Westbrook notch the first perfect Triple-Double in NBA history, watching him continue on his meteoric rise to becoming this year’s MVP to some crazy moments happening over the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This week’s highlights even filter down to the high school level with an incredible buzzer beater victory from Champlin Park against Chaska. With that, here are some of the best sporting moments you might have missed during the past week. Get ready to be inspired and amazed.
Russell Westbrook Notches the First Perfect Triple-Double in NBA History
Russell Westbrook is just straight fire during this 2016/17 NBA season. Currently Westbrook is averaging 31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists and is well on his way to becoming the first player in more than 50 years to average a triple-double over the course of an entire year. During the match against the Philadelphia 76ers, Westbrook managed to pull off his greatest accomplishment yet, he recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists in 28 minutes of action while shooting 6-for-6 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line. This made Westbrook the first player in NBA history to record a PERFECT triple-double without missing a field goal or free throw.
Adam Jones Steal a Home Run from Manny Machado During the World Baseball Classic
The United States and Dominican Republic were in the seventh inning of the World Baseball Classic in San Diego when the Baltimore outfielder robbed Orioles teammate Manny Machado of a home run. U.S.A. went on to win its first WBC title with an 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico.
Lukas Podolski Leaves German National Team on a High Note
Forward Lukas Podolski led Germany out as Captain for the very first time in his 130th and final appearance for the squad. The 31-year-old has been with Die Nationalmannschaft since 2004 and was part of the World Cup Winning Team of 2014. Podolski celebrated in style and then departed to a standing ovation.
Champlin Park’s Buzzer Beater Win Over Chaska
Champlin Park senior Sam DuBois scored an incredible buzzer beater to knock off Chaska, 53-50 in the Minnesota State high school boys basketball quarterfinals Wednesday morning. Check out DuBois off-balanced, tipped-back rebound, game-winning three-pointer above.
Sidney Crosby Scores One-Handed Beauty Against the Buffalo Sabres
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— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 21, 2017
Sidney Crosby‘s one-handed goal may just be the goal of the year, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth. Crosby had to weave past all four Sabres defenders before lifting a one-handed backhander into the top right corner to open the scoring with nine seconds left in the first period. The Penguins went on to win 3-1.
Kansas LaGerald Vick Drops A 360 Dunk Against Purdue
The NCAA is definitely living up to its name. In the latest round of Sweet 16 matchups, Kansas’s LaGerald Vick finished a wild 360 dunk to spark an 8-0 Kansas win over Purdue. Off a steal, Vick lifted into the air without a defender in sight and gave an extremely rare 360 dunk.
Robin Lopez and Serge Ibaka’s Wild Brawl
On Tuesday night during the Bulls vs. Raptors game, Chicago’s Robin Lopez and Toronto’s Serge Ibaka got into a heated exchange right after Bulls’s Jimmy Butler sank a three-pointer. One thing led to another and from there, all players from both sides joined in. Lopez and Ibaka were both ejected from the game.
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Awkward Manchester United Farewell
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 21, 2017
German superstar Bastian Schweinsteiger saw some major ups and downs while playing for the Red Devils. Schweinsteiger spent most of his time at Old Trafford watching from the stands, having been completely frozen out by Jose Mourinho, who even banished him from first team training on the eve of the new season. After recently announcing his move to the MLS, ManU created an extremely awkward tribute for the midfielder.
High School Referee Throws Down a Windmill Dunk
It’s pretty awesome to see an official surprise everyone by doing something no one expected them to do, and that’s exactly what happened in Missouri. During an All-Star basketball, a high school referee threw down one of the craziest windmill dunks those high school kids have ever seen. Zion Williamson better watch out.
Devin Booker Drops 70 on the Celtics
Last night second-year Suns Devin Brooker scored 70 points against the Celtics. The guard attempted 40 shots — six fewer than the rest of his team combined — which included 26 free throw tries. 70 is the most points scored in an NBA game since Kobe Bryant’s 81 in 2006. The only guy who has come close to reaching that mark in the past is Carmelo Anthony, who had 62 in a game against the Bobcats in 2014. Check out Booker’s historic performance above. Somewhere out there, Kobe is crying tears of joy.
Florida Downs Wisconsin With stunning OT Buzzer-Beater
March Madness continues to bring fans spectacular moments. Just last night Florida’s Chris Chiozza hit a buzzer-beater three to beat out Wisconsin 84-83 in overtime. The shot of the tourney advances Florida to the Elite Eight.
- Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports
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