Russell Westbrook scored 33 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and dished 15 assists to lead the Washington Wizards to a 133-132 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. If that weren’t enough, he tied Oscar Robertson’s career triple-double record. And if this memorable night STILL weren’t enough, he even made two free throws with one second left in overtime to lead Washington to victory!
And ... there’s more! Westbrook BLOCKED a potential shot AT THE BUZZER IN OVERTIME!
BRODIE BLOCKS IT FOR THE WIN! pic.twitter.com/fOSa6eh30Q— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) May 9, 2021
The Wizards finished the first half with a 63-62 lead with Bradley Beal scoring 26 of his 50 points. He wasn’t able to play in overtime due to an injury he suffered in the second half. He seemed to be moving okay according to radio announcer Dave Johnson after the game, so hopefully Beal won’t be missing games during Washington’s playoff push.
Ultimately, the Pacers were able to catch up and even lead by 12 points for a time in the fourth quarter, but the Wizards were able to even the score so we could watch an extra five minutes of basketball. Domantis Sabonis led Indiana with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists with a triple-double of his own.
I don’t know what else to say in this one. Washington is heating up at the right time of year and is now NINTH in the Eastern Conference, moving past Indiana, who is now tenth. If the play-in game were today, they would be HOSTING the game, not playing on the road like they are tonight.
The Wizards’ next game is on Monday, when they play the Atlanta Hawks. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET.