Russell Westbrook made history Monday with 8:30 left in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks. The stellar point guard achieved his 182th triple-double and broke the legendary record. Oscar Robertson.
Westbrook, who ended in a 125-124 loss with 28 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds, became the first player besides Robertson to hold the record since 1961-62.
He tied with Robertson on Saturday when he added 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists in an overtime win over the Indiana Pacers.
The Wizards point guard now has 36 triple-doubles on the season with three games remaining. He has already set the record for the most triple-doubles in a season with 42 in 2016-17.
Despite starting the season battling injuries and then enduring a COVID-19 outbreak on the Wizards’ team, Westbrook has turned his first season in Washington into a historic one.
Robertson recorded triple-double number 181 on March 24, 1974, a record that stood through Monday.
The last time an NBA all-time record was broken was when Ray Allen passed Reggie Miller on the all-time 3-point list in 2011.