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Russell Westbrook broke more NBA records with another silly hat-trick

Russell Westbrook It continues to set the historic numbers as the processors keep adding more Ws to the win column. The 32-year-old 9x All-Star and former league best player put a silly stat streak of 14 points, 24 assists and 21 rebounds to propel Washington to a 154-141 OT win over the Indiana Pacers Monday night.

Now with 32 per season, Westbrook snatched its fourth season by three times the average, which is the most in NBA history (Oscar Robertson He has the only other season like that). Not only that, but his fifth had over 20 double triple assists, surpassing Magic Johnson For the most number in league history plus his second career +20 assists and 20+ double triple rebounds, he is also more than ever. Now with 178 doubles and seven matches left this season, Westbrook has a chance of breaking the all-time record for most of his career, trailing Robertson by just three.

Most importantly, the Wizards improved their record to 30-35, comfortably ahead of Toronto (3GB) in the Final Play venue in the East. This victory saw them reach only half a match behind Indiana (30-34) for the ninth seed and one and a half behind Charlotte (31-33) for eighth place.

With the way Washington plays (13-3 in the last 16 GP), no team will want to take on them in the tournament and maybe even the first round. With their explosive attack led by Westbrook’s dynamic rear-zone duo Bradley Bell, DC would pose a legitimate threat to one of the best teams in the East.

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