May 10, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) in the first quarter at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook passed Oscar Robertson on Monday night to become the NBA’s all-time leader in triple-doubles.

In the fourth quarter of Washington’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, Westbrook pulled down his 10th rebound — while also having 21 points and 16 rebounds at the time — to record his 182nd career triple-double. Robertson’s record lasted 47 years.

Westbrook finished the night with 28 points, 21 assists, and 13 rebounds, but the Wizards came up just short in a 125-124 loss to the Hawks.

The UCLA has been recording triple-doubles at an absurd rate for his entire NBA career, but *especially* of late.

Last week against the Indiana Pacers, Westbrook became the first player in NBA history to record multiple 20-assist (he had 24), 20-rebound (he had 21) triple-doubles. And that performance assured that he’d average a triple-double on the season for the fourth time in his career.

The 32-year-old surely has many more triple-doubles to come, so he could make this record a very difficult number to top (but don’t count out Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic).

Related: How Russell Westbrook is putting up another triple-double season

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