Westbrook breaks NBA triple double record
Russell Westbrook made history on Monday with 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks when he collected his 182nd triple-double and broke Oscar Robertson's record for most career triple-doubles.
Westbrook passed Robertson when the Wizards' point guard grabbed his 10th rebound in the fourth quarter at State Farm Arena. That gave him 21 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds at that time. Robertson set the record of 181 triple-doubles on March 24, 1974, and had been the all-time leader in the category since the 1961-62 season. Robertson's record stood until Monday as Westbrook continued his triple-double assault.
Westbrook finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists in a narrow loss.
His recent statlines as the Wizards fight for a play-in berth have been incredible: