Russell Westbrook’s triple-double ensure Wizards to inch past Pacers 154-141

Russell Westbrook drops more than 20 assists and 20 rebounds for the third time in his NBA Career

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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook had 14 points to go along with his career-high 21 rebounds and career-high-tying 24 assists, his league-leading 32nd triple-double of the season. He has 178 triple-doubles, 3 short of Oscar Robertson’s record, with seven games remaining for Washington Wizards. 

This was Westbrook’s 3rd game in his NBA career wherein he had more than 20 assists and rebounds in a single game. However, this significant feat help Wizards beat Indiana Pacers in a high scoring encounter 154-141 

Russell Westbrook knocks career high 21 rebounds and 24 assists to lead Wizards against Pacers 

Talking about the particular game Rui Hachimura scored 27 points and Bradley Beal had 26 as Washington scored a season high and moved within one-half game of Indiana for ninth place in the East. Teams that finish between seventh and 10th will enter the league’s new play-in tournament for the main playoff draw. 

Washington Wizards finished the first half with a 20-8 run over the final 4:15 to take an 82-66 lead at the break. Russell Westbrook had three of his 11 second-quarter assists during that stretch. It was Washington’s highest scoring first half of the season. 

Russell Westbrook had 14 assists and 12 rebounds at the half while taking just three shots. 

Westbrook’s layup with 10:23 left in the third clinched his triple-double. His 32 are the fourth most in any NBA season; he holds the record with 42. 

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