Westbrook in elite company after 21-board, 24-assist night
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook has been on a statistical tear for the hot Washington Wizards, and his head coach remains in awe of him.

Westbrook on Monday had 14 points, 21 rebounds and 24 assists in the Wizards’ 154-141 win over the Indiana Pacers. That’s right, he had more than 20 rebounds and more than 20 assists in the same game. You know who else has done the same thing? Just one player: Wilt Chamberlain. That’s it.

You could understand why the big game prompted Wizards coach Scott Brooks to say that Westbrook is second only to Magic Johnson all-time on the point guards list.

Brooks coached Westbrook in Oklahoma City and has long been a fan of the point guard. This is why he wanted Westbrook in D.C.

Westbrook is now averaging 21.9 points, 11.2 rebounds and 11.0 assists per game this season. That marks his fourth year of averaging a triple-double for the season. He’s not just racking up meaningless stats either. The Wizards, who were 17-32 on April 5, the Wizards are now 30-35 and No. 10 in the East.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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