Russell Westbrook rewrote the NBA record book once again on Monday night as he passed Oscar Robertson for the career triple-double record.
It didn't take Westbrook long to secure career triple-double No. 182. He tallied 12 points, five rebounds and nine assists by halftime against Atlanta, and he passed Robertson with a rebound in the fourth quarter. Monday's triple-double was Westbrook's 35th of the 2020-21 season, which marks the league lead for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
Westbrook has been tied to Robertson in NBA history since 2016-17 as he became the first player since the Big O to average a triple-double across an entire season. Westbrook has since accomplished the feat three other times, including during the 2020-21 season.
Washington entered Monday night slated to face the Pacers in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. Westbrook is averaging 22 points, 11.6 rebounds and 11.5 assists per game in 2020-21 as he shoots 44.1 percent from the field.
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