Russell Westbrook went right to operate in his very first video game donning the Washington Wizards jersey. All Westbrook needed was three quarters to tape his first triple-double of the 2020-21 NBA season versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

Westbrook ends up being just the 6th player to notch a triple-double in his team debut, per ESPN Statistics & Information. He signs up with Elfrid Payton, Lewis Lloyd, John Shumate, Nate Thurmond, and Oscar Robertson.

In addition, he’s also the first player over the last 25 seasons to tape-record a triple-double in the first three quarters in his group’s first video game of the season.

He also ends up being the first Wizards gamer to achieve such a task.

Westbrook finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 15 helps. Regrettably, his remarkable stat line wasn’t enough to lead the Wizards to a triumph. They lost, 113-107.

With Westbrook back as the primary playmaker of his group, experts believe that he’ll be back to accumulating the triple-doubles this season. To recall, in his last 3 seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Westbrook balanced a triple-double. This streak stopped when he was traded to the Houston Firecrackers where he shared a comparable role with youth good friend James Harden.

With the Wizards, Westbrook will have the ball in his hands a great deal more. Wizards fans can expect him to accumulate those numbers, particularly his assists. After all, he has two terrific shooters in Bradley Beal and Davis Bertans. All Westbrook needs to do set them up for a play and it’ll likely swish the internet.

The Wizards have a chance to avenge their loss on Saturday against the Orlando Magic.

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