Washington’s Westbrook puts his name in NBA history
Russell Westbrook, who exceeded the 20 rebounds and 20 assists in a game for the second time in the NBA, made history. Westbrook first demonstrated this success in 2019.
The host team’s star basketball player Russell Westbrook went down in NBA history when the Washington Wizards beat the Indiana Pacers.
Westbrook, who made the 178th “triple double” of his career with 14 points, 24 assists, 21 rebounds, led the Wizards to the victory, Rui Hachimura with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and Bradley Beal, who played 26 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds.
With 20 assists and 20 rebounds once again after 2019, Westbrook was the only player in NBA history to achieve this twice. Wilt Chamberlain, the only man who passed 20 assists and 20 rebounds in the same game, except Westbrook, achieved this in a match in 1968.
Guaranteed to finish with averages of tripple double of the season
Tacking Kevin Porter’s (1980) Wizards club record with 24 assists, Westbrook also secured a “triple double” finish in the season. The 32-year-old all-star point guard finished the regular season for the fourth time in his career with double-digit average in three statistics.