Russell Westbrook Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Russell Westbrook named Eastern Conference Player of the Week originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Wizards guard Russell Westbrook can add Eastern Conference Player of the Week to his list of accomplishments on what was a historic week. The award comes days after Westbrook tied Oscar Robertson's record for career triple-doubles and is likely to set a new mark.

Westbrook averaged 22 points, 18.3 assists and 17.3 rebounds per game, in the Wizards' last four games.  

Some other pieces of history which Westbrook recorded this week include tying a career-high and setting a franchise record with 24 assists (in a win over the Pacers last Monday), notching third game in NBA history of 20+ assists and 20+ rebounds (also against Indiana), and becoming the first player in franchise history to have 15 or more assists in four straight games. 

This is the 20th Player of the Week honor for Westbrook. The last time Westbrook won Player of the Week honors came in April of 2019 as he was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Watch Russell Westbrook attempt to make history by becoming the all-time leader in triple-doubles, tonight starting with Wizards Pregame Live at 6:30pm on NBC Sports Washington.

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