Russell Westbrook made a historic triple-double to power the Washington Wizards to a 132-124 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
He made 35 points, 14 rebounds, and 21 assists – the first NBA triple-double to top 35 points and 20 assists.
Russell Westbrook's historic night:
▪️ First 35+ point, 20+ assist triple-double in NBA history
▪️ NBA-record 4th 20+ point, 20+ assist triple-double
▪️ @WashWizards franchise-record 16th triple-double pic.twitter.com/K0At5vV10v
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) March 30, 2021
Only Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson had previously achieved the feat with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 20 assists.
“I take pride as a leader in making my team-mates better,” said Westbrook, who now has a record 16 triple-doubles for the Wizards in only 38 games.
The Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden also made a triple-double on Monday as his side beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-107.
He scored 38 points, passed for 13 assists and pulled down 11 rebounds while Kyrie Irving added 27 points on his return after a three-game absence.
Western Conference leaders the Utah Jazz moved to 35-11 for the season by thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-75.
The Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning run to six games by beating Milwaukee Bucks 129-105.