Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook entered Monday’s action against the Atlanta Hawks in need of one more triple-double to break Oscar Robertson’s career mark of 181.
The all-time great point guard accomplished this feat early in the fourth quarter on this defensive rebound.
Westbrook, 32, tied Robertson on Saturday when he posted 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists in the Wizards’ 133-132 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers. He also made the tying and winning free throws late in overtime to cap off a special night.
Russell Westbrook spent the first 11 seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder before being traded to the Houston Rockets in July 2019. The Rockets traded Westbrook to Washington in exchange for John Wall and two first-round draft picks just before the 2020-21 season began.
Entering Monday, Westbrook was averaging 23.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game for his career (939 games). The nine-time All-Star and two-time NBA scoring champion was the league’s 2016-17 Most Valuable Player. That was the first of consecutive seasons in which he averaged a triple-double.
With his Wizards in the midst of a resurgence, Russell Westbrook has been playing some tremendous ball recently. He entered Monday’s action averaging 23.3 points, 13.5 rebounds and 13.0 assists in his past 32 games. That span had seen Westbrook tally 22 assists. Just some insane stuff.
(Field Level Media contributed to this report)