Wizards’ guard Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson’s career record for triple-doubles

Wizards’ guard Russell Westbrook made NBA history Monday night when he recorded his 182nd career triple-double – breaking a record set by basketball legend Oscar Robertson in 1974.

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Stars of the game from Jason Kidd to LeBron James said Robertson’s record would never be broken.

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Westbrook finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists for the Wizards against Atlanta Monday night.

The Hawks went on to defeat a Wizards team that was without their other star guard, Bradley Beal, 125-124.

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The Wizards are fighting for a place in the NBA playoffs. After a horrendous start to the season, Washington is now 32-37, but they will lack All-Star Bradley Beal for at least one more game after tonight.

Beal will be re-evaluated on Friday after sustaining a hamstring strain in the Wizards’ thrilling 133-132 win over the Pacers in Indiana Saturday night.

Beal poured in 50 points the same night that Westbrook tied Robertson’s record with a performance that included 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists. Westbrook is also largely credited with a block at the perimeter that sealed the victory.