Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson’s NBA record with 181st career triple-double

Russell Westbrook has tied Oscar Robertson's longstanding NBA record with his 181st career triple-double.

Westbrook secured the record-tying triple-double Saturday during the Washington Wizards' game against the Indiana Pacers when he dished his 10th assist late in the third quarter. Westbrook set up Bradley Beal for a floater in the lane for the dime and the milestone triple-double.

Westbrook now has 35 triple-doubles on the season, but he's been on a real tear in the last two months. The triple-double Saturday was his 25th in the last 32 games.

Robertson's record has stood for nearly half a century. The Hall of Famer retired in 1974. Robertson was the first player in league history to average a triple-double for an entire season in 1961-62 and remained the only one until Westbrook accomplished the feat in 2016-17.

Russell Westbrook finds Bradley Beal for his 10th assist to tie the great Oscar Robertson’s NBA record with his 181st career triple-double. 👏


Earlier this week, Westbrook secured a season-long triple-double average for the fourth time in the last five years. He entered Saturday's game averaging 21.8 points, 11.4 rebounds and a league-leading 11.4 assists.

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