It’s an exciting time for basketball, especially for Washington Wizards’ point guard, Russell Westbrook. Not only did the Wizards beat the Pacers, but he put up some serious numbers on the board that night to tie up Oscar Robertson’s record. Here are the highlights:
- After the final buzzer sounded in the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers game, Westbrook grabbed the ball and waved to the crowd at baseline. A few moments after joining Robertson as the NBA’s career triple-doubles leader with 181, he celebrated with his teammates most deservingly.
- He put on a show that night with 33 points, 19 rebounds, and 15 assists to help the Wizards win 133-132 in an overtime game.
- Coach Scott Brooks not only loved his spirit and determination but lauded his impact on helping to make the team better.
- Even with Bradley Beal scoring 50 points in the game, Westbrook’s performance was the one that shined throughout the whole game.
- All eyes were on Westbrook and him meeting this record that stood for a half-century.
- Westbrook attributes his league-high of 35 triple-doubles this season to him trying to leave it all on the floor and play at the highest level.
- Indiana coach Nate Bjorkgren said his team and the Wizards team are good. However, he mentioned West and Beal are hard to handle and they have a very good support squad around them.
- The 82-year-old Robertson even said recently before Westbrook met the record “I hope he gets it” and said that he’s one of the elite guards in basketball. It’ll be interesting to see how far
- Westbrook goes and setting the next triple-doubles record.