Washington – Russell Westbrook He became the only player in NBA history to have multiple games with at least 20 assists and 20 rebounds, helping the Washington guides drop 154-141 with a score of 154-141 to move closer to the direct playoff qualifying zone. Indiana Pacers.
Wild Chamberlain He is the only player in league years to have 20 assists and 20 rebounds.
Westbrook recorded 14 points and his 21 restarts are a career high, with his 24 assists tied for his career advancement, raising his three-doubles assignment to 32, the highest total of the current season. He is 178 triple-doubles and three behind Oscar Robertson’s record with seven games to play in the regular season.
His performance against the crackers confirms Westbrook averaged three times a season for the fourth time in his career. The only player to do so was Robertson, who did so once in the 1961-62 campaign.
“It simply came to our notice then. This is not normal and they are not built that way, ”said mentor coach Scott Brooks. “It simply came to our notice then. There may be someone who does some things better, but there is no one in the history of the game who can do what Russell did on the stat sheet.
“I’ve said (Russell) is going to finish as the third best guard in history, but I think he’s already surpassed one. It’s probably going to finish second best. The first is obviously magic. (Russell) is underrated. No, ”he added.
Westbrook has said nothing about his place in history, but he has full confidence in what he will do for Washington, having won 13 of its last 16 games.
“Personally, I feel like the best player in this league,” Westbrook said, adding that he leads the NBA with 11 assists per game.
The Wizards beat the Pacers to a tiebreaker by winning the first two meetings between the two, who will meet again this Saturday in Indiana this season.
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