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Westbrook has 21 boards, 24 assists as surging Wizards blast Pacers

Washington moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
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Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) passes the ball as he is guarded by Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) during the second half of a basketball game, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — Russell Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists, and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.

The Wizards outgunned the Pacers 154-141. 

Westbrook finished with 14 points, a career-high 21 rebounds and a career-high-tying 24 assists. He has 32 triple-doubles this season and is three short of Oscar Robertson's NBA record of 181. 

Rui Hachimura scored 27 points and Bradley Beal had 26 as Washington scored a season high and moved within one-half game of Indiana for ninth place in the East.

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