Atlanta (USA), May 10 (EFE) .- The point guard Russell Westbrook made history this Monday by getting his triple-double 182 as a professional to beat the all-time mark he shared with the legendary Oscar Robertson, but his Washington Wizards’ team lost 125-124 on the road to the Atlanta Hawks.
Westbrook had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists that allowed him to overcome a mark that had lasted untouched for 47 years.
However, his final image of the game was to see how a triple attempt failed that could have also given the victory to the Wizards, who played without the second highest scorer in the league, guard Bradley Beal, injured.
Westbrook completed his 182nd triple-double when he rebounded with 8:29 minutes left in the game, completing his all-season march to a record that had been held since 1974 and long considered untouchable.
The nine-time All-Star and 2016-17 Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner with the Oklahoma City Thunder was unstoppable in every facet of the game, but especially when it came to making touchdown passes. .
Westbrook had his 8,000th career assist at the start of the first, in addition to his thirty-third consecutive double-double since March 1.
Since the season began, Westbrook has achieved 56 double-doubles.
Point guard Trae Young scored 36 points as the Hawks’ leader, power forward John Collins added 28 points, and the Atlanta team went 38-31, midway through the New York Knicks in the fight for the fourth. Eastern Conference post.
Washington (32-37) is 10th in the East, which would give the Wizards last place in the league’s new postseason play-in tournament.
Beal has a left hamstring strain and the Wizards said early Monday that he would also miss the team’s next game, a rematch in Atlanta on Wednesday. He will be examined again before Friday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Washington called a timeout with 39.7 seconds remaining after Collins’ free throws put Atlanta up 125-122. Westbrook kept pushing a running back and the Hawks called a timeout with 18.2 seconds left.
Westbrook briefly protested that he was fouled on the play, but was able to see a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left. His shot bounced off the rim and Westbrook hit the ball hard on the ground as the game ended.
Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovich finished with 25 points and Swiss center Clint Capela had 22 rebounds for the Hawks, who won the fourth game of the last five they played.
Young hit a 3-pointer to take the lead to 17 points near the end of the third quarter, but after the Hawks settled to 19, in the fourth the Wizards reacted and had a chance to win.
Brazilian guard Raúl Neto, who continued to start with the Wizards, contributed 12 points in the 31 minutes he played.
Neto made 6 of 11 shots from the field, missed a triple attempt, and did not go to the personnel line, in addition to capturing two rebounds, gave two assists, put a block, lost a ball and committed a personal foul.
Guard Garrison Mathews started as a starter in place of Beal, finishing with three points in 14 minutes.
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