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Westbrook hits a new mark as Wizards beat Pacers

Russell Westbrook hits another milestone, as he joins an elite group after he posted a unique triple-double in Washington Wizards defeated Indiana Pacers 132-124 at the Capital One Arena.

Westbrook posted a historic 30-10-20 triple-double, becoming the first player to record that since Magic Johnson against Philadelphia 76ers in 1988, and also the second Wizards player to record 20 points 20 assists triple-double since Rod Strickland, who got 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 20 assists in 1998.

The 32-year-old wrote his name in the history books, by recording his 16th triple-doubles with Washington Wizards in just 38 games, overtaking Darrell Walker for the franchise. In all, that was his 162nd overall. He is just 19 away from the all-time record.

By the blast of the final whistle, Westbrook had posted a total of 35 points, 14 rebounds, and 21 assists (his career-high) in the Wizards’ victory over the Pacers. And he became just the third player in the NBA to hit the 30 points, 10 rebounds and 20 assists mark after Oscar Robertson (32-15-20) against Chicago Bulls in 1962 and Magic Johnson (32-11-20) versus Philadelphia 76ers in 1988.

Westbrook didn’t stop there, overall, the California-born star has now tied legendary Oscar Robertson, as the only players to have recorded at least 15 triple-doubles in five different seasons in the NBA.

Oscar Robertson has the highest triple-doubles recorded with 181 in his 14 years career with the Sacramento Kings, Cincinnati Bearcats, and the Milwaukee Bucks. Westbrook is just 19 away from equalling and 20 away from setting a new record.

Do you think Westbrook will break that record?

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