Washington, 9 May 2021 (dpa/MIA) – Russell Westbrook equalled Oscar Robertson’s NBA record after posting his 181st career triple-double.
Westbrook moved level with Hall of Famer Robertson thanks to his latest triple-double for the Washington Wizards on Saturday, helping his team defeat the Indiana Pacers 133-132.
Former MVP [most valuable player] Westbrook tied Robertson with an assist to star team-mate Bradley Beal in the third quarter of the matchup against the Pacers.
Westbrook has been averaging 21.8 points, a career-best 11.4 rebounds and career-best 11.4 assists per game in 2020-21 – the fourth season in his career that he has averaged a triple-double.
Entering Saturday’s game, Westbrook has been leading the league in assists per game, total assists (685) and assist rate (48.0).