Russell Westbrook records mind-blowing milestones after huge game vs. Lakers
Russell Westbrook’s historic season continues after the Washington Wizards superstar recorded another incredible triple-double performance against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. The former MVP led the way for the Wizards with another monster line of 18 points, 18 rebounds, and 14 assists to beat the defending champions, 116-107.
According to ESPN Statistics & Information, it was Westbrook’s 26th straight double-double performance, now the third-longest streak by any guard in NBA history. He’s also tallied at least 600 rebounds and 600 assists in a season for the fifth time in his career to match the record of the great Oscar Robertson.
Russell Westbrook has his 26th consecutive double-double, the 3rd-longest streak by a guard in NBA history.
He has 600 rebounds and 600 assists in a season for the 5th time in his career. That matches Oscar Robertson for the most such seasons in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/Qpviiqkcb4
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 29, 2021
Speaking of The Big O, Westbrook is also breathing down the neck of Robertson’s total triple-double tally. Russ’ output against the Lakers is his 13th triple-double for the month of Apil alone, putting him just six triple-doubles away from Robertson’s 181 total.
Despite all the criticisms, Westbrook continues to be one of the most impressive stars in the NBA. Just because we’ve been spoiled by all his crazy numbers over the course of his career doesn’t mean we shouldn’t appreciate his insane form over the past few weeks. He already has 30 triple-doubles this season and, for the fourth time in his career, is averaging a triple-double. As he likes to say: Why not?
More importantly, Russell Westbrook’s all-around numbers help the Wizards stay in the running for a spot in the play-in tournament. They are now just a game and a half away from grabbing the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference and it seems that they’re peaking at the perfect time.