Russell Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists — he and Wilt Chamberlain have the other two — and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings by outgunning the Pacers 154-141 on Monday night.
Bradley Beal had 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Thursday night, and Russell Westbrook had his 34th triple-double of the season in the Washington Wizards’ 131-129 win over Toronto that all but eliminated the Raptors from the NBA’s play-in tournament.
Jrue Holiday scored 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook and edged the Washington Wizards 135-134 on Wednesday night.
LeBron James originally came out against the idea in 2018 — when he told reporters the idea of a play-in was “wack” — but that didn’t stop critics from hammering the four-time champion for the timing of the flip flop.
The Lakers star sounded off on the league’s new format after another loss Sunday. The Lakers currently hold the sixth seed due to the tiebreakers, but if they fall to seventh, James and Co. would have to play in the four-team qualifying round just to make the postseason.
Luka Doncic ended his longest stretch without a triple-double since the Dallas sensation’s rookie year in a back-and-forth thriller against Washington’s Russell Westbrook, the NBA leader in that all-around category.