NBA: Westbrook's historic triple-double lifts Rockets
Houston Rockets beat New Orleans Pelicans 126-123, Westbrook passes Magic for 2nd place in all-time triple-double list
The Houston Rockets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 126-123 late Saturday evening, handing them their first win of the 2019-2020 NBA season.
The Rockets' new star Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists, passing Hall of Famer Magic Johnson to grab second place in the all-time triple-double list.
Westbrook has had a total of 139 triple-doubles in his career so far, edging out Johnson (138) in that category, now only trailing another legend, Oscar Robertson (181).
Westbrook had a triple-double average in points, assists, and rebounds in each of the past three regular seasons, the first player to ever accomplish that feat.
Magic Johnson congratulated Westbrook via Twitter, saying: "Congratulations to Russell Westbrook for passing me and having the 2nd-most triple-doubles in NBA history!"
Here are Saturday results in the NBA:
Milwaukee Bucks - Miami Heat: 126-131 (OT)
Detroit Pistons - Philadelphia 76ers: 111-117
New York Knicks - Boston Celtics: 95-118
Atlanta Hawks - Orlando Magic: 103-99
Chicago Bulls - Toronto Raptors: 84-108
Cleveland Cavaliers - Indiana Pacers: 110-99
Houston Rockets - New Orleans Pelicans: 126-123
San Antonio Spurs - Washington Wizards: 124-122
Utah Jazz - Sacramento Kings: 113-81
Phoenix Suns - Los Angeles Clippers: 130-122Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.