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Russell Westbrook ties NBA record for career triple-doubles

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Washington's Russell Westbrook (4) shouts before an April 23 game against the Thunder.Lx12074
Washington’s Russell Westbrook (4) shouts before an April 23 game against the Thunder.Lx12074

Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook matched Oscar Robertson for most career triple-doubles with 181 on Saturday night.

Westbrook finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists in the Wizards’ 133-132 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers. He made the tying and winning free throws with one second left in the extra session to lift Washington to victory.

The 32-year-old Westbrook has a chance to grab sole possession of the record when the Wizards visit the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

In his first season with Washington, Westbrook has 35 triple-doubles in 61 games. He also holds the single-season record with 42 triple-doubles during the 2016-17 campaign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Robertson has owned the record since the 1961-62 season. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

–Field Level Media