Washington Wizards: 5 reasons why the Wizards keep winning

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Washington Wizards Russell Westbrook.
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Russell Westbrook is an unstoppable triple-double machine.

Russell Westbrook has 29 triple-doubles this season, the most by any player. Nikola Jokic is second in the league with 15. It’s not even close.

What Russell Westbrook has been doing recently for the Washington Wizards has been nothing short of incredible. It’s looking more and more likely that he will break Oscar Robertson‘s record of 181 career triple-doubles before the season is over. Westbrook currently has 175 with 11 games left.

But that’s not the only history he’s currently making. Recently, Westbrook went on a triple-double tear that Robertson never matched during his time in the NBA. Additionally, he recently recorded his twelfth triple-double in April, giving him the most triple-doubles in a calendar month in NBA history. Plus, he becomes the first player since Wilt Chamberlain to score 300 points, grab 150 rebounds, and dole out 15 assists in back-to-back months.

Westbrook also leads the NBA in a less impressive category: turnovers. But he leads the NBA in assists, too, so it kind of balances out. Make no mistake. The Wizards are winning because of Westbrook, not despite him. This season, he’s been one of the most effective and productive players in the clutch.

After years of triple-doubles from Westbrook, we’ve all kind of gotten desensitized to it. He’s not the only one doing it, but he’s the best at it. And seemingly nobody can stop him. Let’s not take this greatness for granted.