Westbrook’s record triple-double not enough as Hawks top Wizards


Russell Westbrook #4 of the Washington Wizards goes up for a shot throughout a sport vs the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Enviornment on Could 10, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Casey Sykes/Getty Photos/AFP

Washington’s Russell Westbrook acquired his record-setting 182nd profession triple-double on Monday, however the Atlanta Hawks got here away with the victory, 125-124 over the visiting Wizards.

Westbrook had 28 factors, 13 rebounds and 21 assists, his thirty sixth triple-double of the season, passing Oscar Robertson’s profession mark. He posted his fifth triple-double in a row and his 18th in his previous 21 video games.

Westbrook sank a basket to get the Wizards inside a degree with 30.1 seconds left, however he missed a 25-footer with 2.3 seconds that would have received the sport.

Atlanta (38-31) used the trio of Trae Younger, John Collins and Bogdan Bogdanovic with nice effectiveness. Younger scored 36 factors and added 9 assists, Collins had 28 factors, eight rebounds and two blocks, and Bogdanovic had seven 3-pointers and scored 25. Clint Capela added 10 factors, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Washington (32-37) acquired 20 factors from Rui Hachimura and 18 factors from reserve Robin Lopez.

The Hawks started to tug away within the third quarter, outscoring the Wizards 27-11 to open the body. A basket by Collins with 3:53 left gave Atlanta a 15-point lead at 88-73. Atlanta had a 96-79 lead after three quarters.

However Washington went on a 19-1 run and lower the deficit to 101-100 on a bucket by Ish Smith with 7:26 left. The Hawks pushed the lead again to 9, however the Wizards stored battling and acquired to inside one level 4 occasions within the ultimate three minutes.

The Hawks acquired De’Andre Hunter again from the injured listing. He has been out since March 24 and missed 24 video games since February with proper knee surgical procedure and the following rehabilitation. He performed 14 minutes and scored six.

The Wizards performed with out Bradley Beal, who strained his left hamstring within the fourth quarter of their Saturday win over the Indiana Pacers. He can even miss Wednesday’s sport at Wednesday.

Atlanta has received each conferences towards the Wizards this season. The Hawks can clinch a spot within the high six of the Jap Convention with yet another win or yet another Boston Celtics loss.

Tenth-place Washington, which has three video games remaining, holds a 2 1/2-game lead over the Chicago Bulls within the race for the ultimate spot within the East’s play-in match.

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