Russell Westbrook tied the NBA record for triple-doubles as he helped the Washington Wizards to a 133-132 win against the Indiana Pacers.
Westbrook scored 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists to move level with Oscar Robertson on 181 triple-doubles.
Russell Westbrook tonight:
🏀 Tied Oscar Robertson’s #NBA career record for triple-doubles (33/19/15 tonight)
🏀 Hit 2-2 free throws to give the #Wizards a 133-132 lead
🏀 Blocked Caris LeVert’s shot at the buzzer
— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) May 9, 2021
“To be in a conversation with Oscar, I just want to thank him, because he set the stage,” Westbrook said.
“I take a lot of pride in doing everything that impacts winning, as much as I can leave it on the floor.”
Robertson, who played for Cincinnati and Milwaukee during the 1960s and 70s, is regarded as one of the NBA’s all-time greats.