Washington Wizard’s Russell Westbrook made another record for triple-double and gave NBA a historic night to remember.
Russell already has lots of records for the triple-double in the NBA, including the most triple-double made in a single season.
He added another record under his name on Monday, March 30, in the game against the Indian Pacer.
Westbrook played one of his career’s best games, where he made 35 points, 21 assists, two steals, and 1,4 rebounds.
He shot 14-of-26 from the field and 3-of-6 from beyond the arc to lead the Wizards to a 132-124 win.
Consequently, he became the first player in the NBA’s history to top 35 points and 20 assists triple-double.
He joins triple-doubles legends in Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson.
As they were only other players in NBA history to record at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 20 assists in a single game.
Additionally, Westbrook also surpasses former NBA Champion Darrell Walker (15) for most triple-doubles in Wizards franchise history.
As he now has a record 16 triple-doubles for the Wizards in only 38 games.
In fact, Westbrook made the triple-double before the 4th quarter, and this was his 47th time to do so.
Consequently making him the only player to achieve this over the last 25 seasons.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks praised Westbrook and said, “He does things I’ve never seen in history.
I’ve been in this league for 30 years. I don’t know, man. It’s mind-boggling.”
Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook on his historic triple-double.
“I take pride as a leader in making my teammates better. Tonight the guys helped me out, making shots and keeping it moving,” Westbrook said.
“Mindset was to go out and be aggressive and make sure I set the table for my teammates.
Like I’ve been doing all year long and make sure they have confidence going into the fourth,” Westbrook added.
“When the fourth hits, it’s time to take over.”
Russell Westbrook is constantly showing why he is the King of Rebound with his impressive performance every time he takes the court.
Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden ties Franchise record for the triple-double.
James Harden made 38 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds for 112-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night in New York.
Consequently, Harden made his 12th triple-double of the season, all since joining the Nets.
And now he tied the franchise record set by Jason Kidd of most triple-double made in a single-season by Nets’ player.
“Different but both dominate and impressive for James in such a short time to track up so many triple-doubles,” head coach Steve Nash said.
“He’s our leader and meant a lot to us in another triple-double.
“You can’t take it for granted, but you tend to a little bit because he’s able to pull these [triple-doubles] out of a hat every single night.”
“You can never be complacent,” Harden said of his mindset.
“I can’t be complacent—I’ve never been like that, and I won’t start now. I think I can always be better. I think when you are trying to accomplish something.
First, you gotta look in the mirror and look at yourself and see what things you can do better and ways you can contribute better for the betterment of the team.
I can control everything that is going on around me; I can control it a little bit. But the one thing I know I can control is myself.”
The Nets have now won 18 of their past 21 games and will face Houston Rockets this Thursday.
Kyrie Irving returns for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets’ point guard Kyrie Irving returns to the Brooklyn Nets for the match against the Timberwolves after missing three games due to family matters.
Kyrie Irving dropped 27 points and seven rebounds to help lead the Nets to victory on his return.
“Anytime an opposing team comes in here, or we are on the road, we feel like we’re going to get their best shot, despite their record,” Irving said postgame.
“I feel like we couldn’t get control of the pace of the game. They were crashing the glass, doing the little things tonight, which kept them in the game.
A few mistakes on our end, which I think we can clean up. We talked about it in the locker room as a group and watch the film tomorrow.
These games are coming quick, so we’ll take the win and see where we can learn.”
With the win, the Nets improve to 32-15, a half-game back of the conference-leading 76ers.
Golden State Warriors’ Steph delivers amazing performance after injury return.
GSW’s Steph Curry returned after missing five games due to an injury on the tailbone and gave the Warriors A win.
Stephen Curry made 32 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assist in the first game in nearly two weeks.
Consequently, the Warriors got the 116-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls and ended a four-game losing streak.
He made three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished the quarter with 13 points. Likewise, he made six threes on the night, shooting 11-for-24 from the field.
It was a close game for the first two quarters as none of the team could lead by more than 5 points.
But the Dubs started to pick up the pace in the third quarter, with everyone giving all to the game.
As a result, they got their win over the bulls 116- 102.
While Curry had an amazing performance, his teammates also did an amazing to hold the Bull and get the win.
Andrew Wiggins had 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting; Kelly Oubre Jr. posted an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Likewise, Draymond Green finished with 11 points and nine assists.
After ending the four-game losing streak, now GSW will face Miami Heat on Friday.