Russell Westbrook sets 'bonkers' stat in record NBA performance

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Russell Westbrook (pictured) reacts after a Wizards play.
Russell Westbrook (pictured) became the first person ever to record 20+ assists and 20+ rebounds twice in NBA history. (Getty Images)

Russell Westbrook has produced yet another remarkable performance to record 21 rebounds and 24 assists to record another triple-double.

Westbrook's 14 points, 21 rebounds and 24 assists helped the Wizards record a 151-141 win over the Pacers to move them 13-3 in their last 16 games.

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Westbrook flirted with Scott Skiles' single-game assist record, 30, but appeared to slow down in the second-half.

The effort was just the third triple-double in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and assists, joining Wilt Chamberlain (1968) and himself (2019) in the record book. 

It also marked a career high in rebounds and assists for Westbrook.

The stats mean Westbrook will now average a triple-double for the season for the fourth time in his career.

He will still record a triple-double average even if he fails to score a point and record an assist/rebound for the remainder of the season.

Oscar Robertson is the only other player to achieve this record in 1961-62.

With seven games left in the season, Westbrook now stands four triple-doubles behind Robertson's all-time tally of 181.

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Wizards tracking well ahead of playoffs

Beal added 26 points, six assists and five rebounds to help the Wizards over the line.

The run has Washington comfortably in 10th place in the East at 30-35, 3.5 games ahead of the 11th place Toronto Raptors with seven games remaining.

This year, 10th place is good enough to qualify for the play-in games, where two straight wins would earn a playoff berth. 

The team the Wizards would face first? 

The Pacers team they just beat by 13 points. 

And they're just a half game behind the Pacers for the No. 9 seed, which comes with home-court advantage in that single-game elimination matchup.

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