Washington Wizards’ star Russell Westbrook etches his name into NBA History yet again as he scores a triple-double over the Lakers
The Washington Wizards continued their hot streak as they beat the defending champions 115-107 last night. Bradley Beal led the way yet again, with his game-high 27 points. Russell Westbrook recorded yet another triple-double, as he scored 18 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and dished 14 assists. Anthony Davis tried to lead his Lakers to a win with a valiant effort of a team-high 26 points, but in the end, the hosts prevailed.
With the triple-double last night, Russell Westbrook now has thirty triple-doubles for the season. This marks the third time in his career where he has recorded at least 30 triple-doubles. Apart from him, only Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain have recorded 30 triple-doubles in a season.
Russ now has 30+ triple-doubles in three different seasons 🤯
Only two players in NBA history have ever had one such season: Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain. pic.twitter.com/yKy1eYfMXw
— ESPN (@espn) April 29, 2021
How many games would it take Russell Westbrook to over take Oscar Robertson?
Russell Westbrook has been a dominant force in the league for the better half of the past decade. The kind of numbers he puts up on a nightly basis have become the new standard of normalcy for him. A lot of the time it leads to people undermining what he has been achieving.
With his triple-double tonight, Russell Westbrook now has 176 triple-doubles to his name and is tallying the great Oscar Robertson by just five.
Russell Westbrook tallies his 176th career triple-double and is now 6 away from passing Oscar Robertson for most all-time!
18 PTS | 18 REB | 14 AST pic.twitter.com/yNPjQB95nK
— NBA (@NBA) April 29, 2021
With the kind of form, he has been in, it shouldn’t take Russ very long to achieve the said number. The Wizards still have 10 regular-season games to go, and it is highly likely that Russ might tie, if not overtake Oscar Robertson in the same period.
Astonishing Russell Westbrook triple-double stats
With his performance against the Lakers last night, Russell Westbrook averages a triple-double for the month. This is the 10th time in his career that he has averaged a triple-double for the month.
Along with that, Westbrook now has been averaging a triple-double for the span of 396 games, which date back all the way to 27th December 2015.
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Russell Westbrook is truly a one of his kind player, and his game should be cherished instead of being criticized.