Westbrook sets NBA record in Wizards win

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Russell Westbrook made NBA history by recording 35 points, a season-high 21 assists and 14 rebounds as the Washington Wizards earned a 132-124 home victory over the Indiana Pacers.

It was the NBA's first-ever 35-point, 20-point triple-double.

Westbrook also claimed the franchise career triple-double record in just his 38th game with the Wizards, this one coming while teammate and NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal sat out with a bruised hip.

Darrell Walker had 15 triple-doubles in 283 games for Washington between 1987-1991.

Indiana entered in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, two games ahead of Chicago for the 10th and final play-in spot.

The Pacers are now four games ahead of the Wizards, who began the day in 13th.

Stephen Curry made a triumphant return from a five-game absence with a bruised tailbone to score 32 points with six 3-pointers as the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak in beating the Chicago Bulls 116-102..

The Bulls lost their fourth straight and sixth in seven.

They began 11 for 16 - Vucevic going 4 of 5 early - while the Warriors hit 8 of their initial 15 as Curry quickly found his stroke.

An ice wrap on his backside during extended breaks, the two-time MVP shot 11 for 24 in his 18th 30-point performance of the season.

He made three quick 3-pointers and had 13 points in the opening quarter. Curry landed hard on his backside late in the first and spent the second quarter again with ice.

James Harden had 38 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, already tying the Nets' single-season record with his 12th triple-double in just 32 games as Brooklyn held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-107.

Kyrie Irving added 27 points in his return after missing the three-game road trip last week for family reasons. He started fast, but Harden did the biggest work late, with 13 points in the final period.

Hall of Famer Jason Kidd had 12 triple-doubles for the Nets in both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

The Nets won for the 18th time in 21 games, even as they continue a lengthy stretch without Kevin Durant because of a strained left hamstring.

The Miami Heat snapped a six-game losing streak with a 98-88 win over the New York Knicks and Luka Doncic scored 25 points to help the Dallas Mavericks roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder 127-106.

New Orleans Pelicans held on after blowing most of a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead to beat Boston 115-109 in the Celtics' first game in front of their home fans since before the pandemic.

The Detroit Pistons beat the Toronto Raptors 118-104 while the surging Sacramento Kings topped their host San Antonio Spurs 132-115.

The win was a season-high fifth straight for Sacramento, which will play at San Antonio again on Wednesday.

The Utah Jazz cruised to their sixth straight win by crushing the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-75 in Salt Lake City.