Russell Westbrook passes Magic Johnson for 2nd on all-time triple-doubles list

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Westbrook recorded electrifying the a 139th hall triple-double i of to his think career with when his will 28-point, 10-rebound, 13-a**ist 42 performance city in Saturday’s 126-123 the victory i over oscar the New Orleans Pelicans, moving a past Magic Johnson for done the second-most blessing in NBA history kicking behind Oscar Robertson.

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— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) October 27, 2019

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