Russell Westbrook is in a league of his own after his monstrous 35-point triple-double against the Indiana Pacers.
I don’t deserve the credit, honestly. I always give credit to the man above for blessing me with the ability to play, and along those lines, I have so many great coaches and teammates that make my job easy and help me out. Assists don’t happen. I can’t make the shots.Russell Westbrook in a post-game interview following the Wizards’ win against Indiana.
With his 16th triple-double of the season, Westbrook passed Darrell Walker as the Wizards’ all-time triple-double leader. Westbrook finished with 35 points, 21 assists, and 14 rebounds in the Wizards’ 132-124 win against the Indiana Pacers.
The Wizards’ social media team wasted no time in mocking those who doubted the Brodie on Twitter:
Westbrook’s historic triple-double is the NBA’s first 30-20-10 triple-double since Magic Johnson recorded one in 1988. Johnson recorded 32 points, 20 assists, and 11 rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 28.
Westbrook also joins Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson as the only three players to have a 30-20-10 game.
The Wizards guard joins Oscar Robertson as the only two players to record 15 triple-doubles in five seasons.
All-star teammate Bradley Beal called Westbrook “BEASTBROOK” in a tweet. Beal was unable to play tonight’s game due to a hip injury.
Westbrook currently averages a triple-double. Westbrook boasts 21.4 points per game, 10.2 assists per game, and 10.0 rebounds per game in another phenomenal season. If Westbrook ends the season averaging a triple-double, it would be the fourth time in his career doing so.