Oscar Roberson’s record for most triple-doubles in a career stood for 47 years. Two days after he tied the Big O with his 181st career triple-double, Russell Westbrook grabbed sole possession of the top spot in Monday’s loss to the Hawks.
With Bradley Beal (hamstring) sidelined, Westbrook had more heavy lifting to do as a scorer, and he finished with a line of 28 points (10-of-22 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), 13 rebounds, 21 assists, and three 3-pointers in 40 minutes. Westbrook had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but his jumper from the right wing fell short. Also impressive was the fact that he was responsible for just three turnovers; fantasy managers whose leagues are both still active and using assist-to-turnover ratio had to love this.