Sport Brooks: Only Magic was a better point guard than Westbrook

12:10  04 may  2021
12:10  04 may  2021 Source:   goal.com

Westbrook ties Robertson's record, Wizards beat Pacers

  Westbrook ties Robertson's record, Wizards beat Pacers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the final buzzer sounded Saturday night, Russell Westbrook grabbed the ball, jogged to the baseline and waved to the crowd. A few moments after joining Oscar Robertson as the NBA's career triple-doubles leader with 181, he celebrated the milestone with his teammates and his opponents. It was quite a show. Westbrook finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana. Heck, he even blocked the Pacers' final shot before grabbing the ball.“I love his spirit, his determination," coach Scott Brooks said.

Russ was worse than KD that series tho?

Westbrook is a better athlete. Stephen Curry, Dame, Kyrie Irving Broussard: Dame, Steph, Kyrie & Harden are better point guards than Russ; Russ isn't a top 5 player. it and just put a team around you that that's what westbrook would need scotty brooks wedding telling him what to do billy

Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook must go down as one of the game's greats after another incredible triple-double in their 154-141 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

Russell Westbrook on a court © Getty Images Russell Westbrook

Westbrook had 24 assists along with 21 rebounds and 14 points for the Wizards, meaning he will have a triple-double average for the fourth season in his career.

The point guard's 24 assists was an equal career-high, while the Wizards' 50 for the game was a franchise record and the best in NBA history since 1990.

It was also Westbrook's 32nd triple-double of the season, taking him to 178 for his career, only three short of Oscar Robertson's all-time record.

Basketball - NBA - Washington: Westbrook on a cloud

 Basketball - NBA - Washington: Westbrook on a cloud © Panoramic Basketball - Washington Wizards vs Oklahoma City Thunder - NBA Russell Westbrook - 19042021 Russell Westbrook continues to sharpen statistics and break records. He should soon beat that of the number of triple-doubles in the history of the NBA held by Oscar Robertson. Records are made to be beaten, and that Russell Westbrook understood it well.

Five years later, has Westbrook changed all that much? He’s still a terrific scorer, attacks the basket more aggressively than anyone, and can put up stats by the boatload. But he remains out-of-control, and his shot selection is certainly questionable. For these reasons, I’m not bullish on Paul George They should play well together in spurts, win around 50 games, but getting to the Finals, or winning a ring this year? I don’t see it. Westbrook wouldn’t change for Durant, why would anyone think he’s going to change for Paul George? Because he has his MVP? Last point : Magic Johnson was a pass-first

I Fire-Trucking Hate Magic *excuse me* EARVIN! Johnson now. Anyone who thinks that Westbrook isn't a Point guard is just plain stupid. He's still, very young for the NBA. give him some time to adjust. EVERY PG that's 19-24 always shoots too much. And, he was a shooting guard in college and high school. frick, that's 4 years too start playing like a PG. of course he won't look to his teammates first. 9 years ago. Westbrook was actually the only one doing something against the Heat in my opinion.

"I've been fortunate to see him for eight years," said Brooks, who coached Westbrook at the Oklahoma City Thunder. "He does a lot of things that are pretty much superhuman at times.

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"Point guards don’t do what he does. They're not built that way.

"I used to always say, he's going to go down as the third best point guard ever. I think he's passed one, he's going to go down as the second best. One is obviously Magic [Johnson].

"He's doing MVP-type things every game. He's as high a level as a player this league has ever seen."

Westbrook is averaging 21.8 points per game, 11.3 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game this season.

"Personally I feel like I'm the best playmaker in this league because I'm able to do things that nobody else can do," Westbrook said.

"I take pride in playmaking and passing it and making my teammates better. I'm grateful to have a bunch of teammates that make my job so much easier."

NBA: Magic Rookie suffers horror injury .
Devin Cannady The Orlando Magic has reached a heavy ankle injury during the 112: 131 defeat against Indiana Pacers. The presents in the hall reacted shocked. © Provided by Spox Devin Cannady was able to complete seven games for Orlando Magic. Cannady suffered an open break of his right ankle when he was still trying to complicate a corpseger of Edmond Sumner in the first quarter. The 24-year-old landed unhappy.

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