May 04, 2021 2:38 AM

24 assists, 21 rebounds give Westbrook only the third such night in NBA history

Posted May 04, 2021 2:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists, and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. The Wizards outgunned the Pacers 154-141. Westbrook finished with 14 points, a career-high 21 rebounds and a career-high-tying 24 assists. He has 32 triple-doubles this season and is three short of Oscar Robertson's NBA record of 181. Rui Hachimura scored 27 points and Bradley Beal had 26 as Washington scored a season high and moved within one-half game of Indiana for ninth place in the East.