NBA roundup: Wizards' Russell Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson's all-time triple-double record - CBS Sports
May 11, 2021 1 min, 39 secs

If you can believe it, this might not be the last triple-double achievement of the season for Westbrook.

While the shortened 72-game schedule will prevent him from matching his NBA record 42 triple-doubles in a season, the fact that he has 36 gives him a chance to have the most efficient triple-double season ever.

In his 42 triple-double season, he only did so in 51.2 percent of Oklahoma City's games.

That would've given them a play-in opponent in the first round and secured home-court advantage in the second against the Brooklyn Nets.

They now need the Nets to lose one of their next four games to get it back.

True, 80 percent of Game 7s are won by home teams, but the Bucks would still only need to win one road game to defeat the Nets.

The Portland Trail Blazers scored 50 points in the first quarter on Monday2

Had they done so, they likely would have resigned themselves to the play-in round.

Their three remaining games are against the Jazz, Suns and Nuggets, and the Lakers need only two Portland losses to pass the Blazers.

Unlike the Lakers, the concept of the play-in round should terrify Portland.

The defending champions can feel far more comfortable about the idea of winning one out of two games than a Portland team that still struggles this much defensively can.

Portland, fortunately, managed to pull this one out, but if its defense doesn't step up against the three contenders left on their schedule, the Blazers are still in real danger of falling into the play-in round.

The Jazz are trying to prevent the Lakers from playing against them.

All the Jazz would need to avoid them in the first round would be for them to win their first play-in game against the No

By losing to the Warriors on Monday, the Jazz gave up their margin for error

That Portland game will be Utah's greatest test

1 is that it might position the Jazz to face the player who destroyed them on Monday


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