Russell Westbrook received high praise from the head coach of the Washington Wizards, Scott Brooks.
According to Brooks, Westbrook is the second-best point guard in NBA history behind Magic Johnson.
“Point guards don’t do what he does,” Brooks said, via Bleacher Report.
Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists – he and Wilt Chamberlain have the other two – and the Wizards (30-35) moved closer to Indiana (30-34) in the Eastern Conference playoff standings, following their 141-154 win over the Pacers.
Russell Westbrook had 14 points to go along with his career-high 21 rebounds and career-high-tying 24 assists, his league-leading 32nd triple-double of the season.
He has 178 triple-doubles, three short of Oscar Robertson’s record, with seven games remaining for Washington.