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Wizards star Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in NBA history

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It has been a long time coming. On Saturday, Washington Wizards superstar Russell Westbrook finally tied NBA legend Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in league history.

Russ notched his 181st career triple-double on Friday against the Indiana Pacers. Amazingly, but now almost unsurprisingly, Westbrook needed just three quarters to notch another triple-double.

Here’s Westbrook’s 10th assist of the evening, which turned out to be one of the most historic dimes not only in his career but also in the history of the NBA (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter):

Fittingly, Westbrook dished out his 10th assist of the evening to none other than All-Star teammate Bradley Beal. This pair has emerged as one of the most prolific backcourts in the NBA today, and for his part, Beal has been on the receiving end of more than a few Westbrook dimes throughout the course of the campaign.

Russ is now officially tied with the great Oscar Robertson for most career triple-doubles. However, it won’t be long before Westbrook becomes the all-time leader. It’s no longer a matter of if he can do it; it’s only going to be a matter of time until he actually does.

The Wizards’ next game is on Monday against the Atlanta Hawks and it won’t be surprising if Westbrook makes history yet again during that contest.