Wizards' Russell Westbrook is the new NBA Leader in Triple-Doubles

Russell Westbrook made NBA history on Monday in Atlanta.
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On Saturday evening in Indiana, Russell Westbrook and the Wizards beat the Pacers in overtime to gain the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. 

Westbrook also tied Oscar Robertson's triple-double record. 

On Monday in Atlanta, the Wizards lost 125-124 to the Hawks and fell down to the tenth seed again (the Pacers beat the Cavs to regain the ninth seed), but Westbrook broke the all-time record of 181 triple-doubles, and at 32-years-old will not build on his new record of 182 career triple-doubles.

Westbrook posted an incredible stat line of 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists. On the season he is averaging a triple-double for the fourth time in his career.

The Wizards currently have just three games left in their season, and will likely be a participant in the first ever NBA Play-In-Tournament.

There was a lot of reaction around the NBA, and here are some posts commemorating the exceptional accomplishment on Monday night.

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