Russel Westbrook added a triple-double by defeating the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers 132-124, which is unprecedented.
In addition to 35 points, Westbrook also added 14 rebounds and 21 assists. Previously, no one had scored at least 20 points in triple doubles, with a minimum score of 35 points. Before Westbrook, only Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson could score at least 30 points, 20 assists and 10 rebounds in a game.
Among the leading teams, the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers also won the championship. In the second Nets in the Eastern Conference, James Harden defeated Minnesota with 38 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and scored a triple-double. Kyrie returned after losing three games. Kyrie Irving scored 27 points. Even if Kevin Durant is still not on the team, Brooklyn has won 18 of the past 21 games.
The Western-leading Jazz easily won the Cleveland Cavaliers by nearly 40 points, and the Frenchman Rudy Gobert took the lead with 18 points and 17 rebounds. The Salt Lake City team won for the sixth consecutive time. This is the 20th consecutive victory for the team at home. The team’s best Donovan Mitchell (Donovan Mitchell) has only 25 minutes of play time.
The West’s No. 3 Clippers sold 19 three-game winning streaks in the conference and won the rally against Milwaukee, third place in the East. The victory in Los Angeles was a real team effort, scoring more than 20 points in four games. On the other hand, the best performer in the first two regular seasons (MVP) was the Greek Jannis Antetokunmpo, who scored 32 points.
Brooklyn Nets-Minnesota Timberwolves 112-107
Utah Jazz-Cleveland Cavaliers 114-75
Los Angeles Clippers-Milwaukee Bucks 129-105
Detroit Pistons-Toronto Raptors 118-104
San Antonio Spurs-Sacramento Kings 115-132
Boston Celtics-New Orleans Pelicans 109-115
New York Knicks-Miami Heat 88-98
Golden State Warriors-Chicago Bulls 116-102
Houston Rockets-Memphis Grizzlies 110-120
Oklahoma City Thunder-Dallas Mavericks 106-127
Washington Wizards-Indiana Pacers 132-124