Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook moved into second place in the NBA's all-time triple-double leaderboard on Saturday.
Westbrook notched his 139th career triple-double in a win over the Pelicans on Saturday night. He now has one more triple-double than Magic Johnson, who sits third on the all-time leaderboard. Oscar Robertson remains the NBA's triple-double king with 181 career triple-doubles.
"I know nowadays, getting a triple-double seems normal, but I take a pride, a lot of energy, a lot of sacrifice, a lot of things I do off the floor to prepare myself to be able to compete every single night and play at a high level," Westbrook told the media postgame. "For me, that's a great accomplishment, especially growing up and never even thinking I'd be playing in the NBA. Now being there and being in the history books is just a blessing to me and something that I don't take for granted one bit."
Westbrook climbed the triple-double leaderboard in his second game with the Rockets. The former Thunder star finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in Houston's victory.
The Rockets are now 1–1 in 2019-20. Westbrook will look to secure his 140th career triple-double on Monday as Houston hosts Oklahoma City.