Milwaukee outlasts Washington as Russell Westbrook closes in on all-time Triple Double Record

by John Smith

Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with under two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter but the Bucks held on to beat the Wizards 135-134. The victory moved Milwaukee within one game of the second place Brooklyn Nets in the playoff seeding. The Wizards dropped into the tenth spot one-half game behind the Indiana Pacers.

Russell Westbrook had 29 points 12 rebounds and 17 assists to notch his thirty-third triple-double of the season as he chases the all-time record held by Oscar Robertson. With six games left in the regular season Westbrook is only two games behind Oscar Robertson’s all-time career record for triple-doubles of 181.

Oscar Robertson’s record has not been even the least bit threatened in the 47 years since he ended his 14-year playing career in the NBA in 1974. During his career he also scored 26,710 points which ranks him 12th all-time in NBA history.

In all-time career triple-doubles Magic Johnson is third with 138 and Jason Kidd is fourth with 107.

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