Russell Westbrook had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists for the Washington Wizards on Monday
Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for the most triple doubles of his career in his team’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
Westbrook reached double digits for rebounds, points and assists for the 182nd time in his career.
The 32-year-old ended the night with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists.
Westbrook, however, missed a possible game-winning summer beater when the Wizards lost 125-124.
“I’m really grateful for moments like this,” he said of his record performance. “I don’t usually like to pat myself on the back, but tonight I will.”
82-year-old Robertson, who played from 1960 to 1974, said he was “very happy” for Westbrook.
“Your family is very proud of you and I salute you for all of your achievements in the game of basketball,” he added.
Magic Johnson – who ranks third on the triple-double list – said he was “proud” of Westbrook, and fifth LeBron James called it “an incredible achievement”.
Elsewhere, Stephen Curry scored 36 points as Golden State Warriors Beat the leaders of the western conference Utah Jazz 119-116.
The Memphis grizzlies secured a place in the Western Conference Play-in tournament with a 115-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, while San Antonio encourages moved one step closer to this event with a 146-125 win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Portland Trail Blazer defeat Houston Rockets 140-129 and the Indiana Pacers took a 111-102 win at the Cleveland Cavaliers.