RUSSELL Westbrook made NBA history by recording 35 points, a season-high 21 assists and 14 rebounds as the host Washington Wizards earned a 132-124 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).
It was the NBA’s first-ever 35-point, 20-point triple-double.
Rui Hachimura had 26 points and eight rebounds and Chandler Hutchison added 18 points off the bench for the Wizards, who played without NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal (right hip contusion). Washington won its second in a row after losing eight of its previous nine.
Domantas Sabonis recorded 35 points and 11 rebounds and Malcolm Brogdon added 26 points for the Pacers.
In other games, it was the Heat 98, Knicks 88; Clippers 129, Bucks 105; Mavs 127, Thunder 106; Nets 112, Wolves 107; Pelicans 115, Celtics 109; Grizzlies 120, Rockets 110; Pistons 118, Raptors 104; Kings 132, Spurs 115; Jazz 114, Cavs 75; and Warriors 116, Bulls 102.
Heat 98, Knicks 88
Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his game-high 27 points during a decisive third quarter as Miami snapped a six-game losing streak by beating host New York.
Bam Adebayo had 20 points and 17 rebounds for the Heat, who won despite the absence of trade-deadline acquisition Victor Oladipo, whose debut was delayed because of a head cold. Tyler Herro scored 18 points off the bench as Miami ended its longest losing skid since the 2016-17 season.
Julius Randle scored 22 points and was the lone starter in double figures for the Knicks, whose three-game winning streak ended. Derrick Rose added 16 points.
Clippers 129, Bucks 105
Marcus Morris Sr. scored 25 points and Kawhi Leonard added 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as host Los Angeles dominated the second half and beat Milwaukee for its sixth straight win.
Luke Kennard scored a season-high 21 points while starting for injured Paul George (foot). He was 8 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 from 3-point range, with four of his treys coming in rapid succession in the final quarter.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points in his return from a one-game absence caused by a knee injury. Jrue Holiday recorded 24 points, seven assists and three steals and Khris Middleton added 15 points for the Bucks, who lost their third straight game.