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Westbrook ties NBA triple-double record

Russell Westbrook equalled Oscar Robertson's NBA record after posting his 181st career triple-double.

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).

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