The All-Star stage guard designed his Wizards debut in typical Westbrook fashion with 21 details, 15 assists and 11 rebounds. But it wasn’t adequate to spoil Doc Rivers’ Philadelphia debut as the Sixers took a 113-107 house victory in excess of the Wizards.
Westbrook, who was traded for John Wall in advance of teaching camp, became just the sixth participant in NBA background with a triple-double in his group debut, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The stage guard had 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds by the close of the third quarter, getting the to start with participant with a triple-double in the to start with 3 quarters of his team’s time opener in the past 25 seasons, in accordance to ESPN Stats & Details. Denver‘s Nikola Jokic duplicated the feat later Wednesday night when he experienced a triple-double by means of 3 quarters as properly.
This, however, is common territory for Westbrook, who now has 45 job triple-doubles as a result of 3 quarters — practically 4 situations as many as any other player more than the past 25 seasons.
Continue to, Westbrook failed to get what he seriously wanted — his first victory with the Wizards.
“Not good adequate,” Westbrook reported of his effectiveness. “Truthfully, I am form of upset in myself, just some mishaps and plays wherever I could have been far better.
“I never like to lose. At any stage in my vocation, I adore to go out and get the sport. I bought to be better subsequent video game.”
Westbrook shot 9-for-22 and skipped both equally of his 3-place attempts. But new backcourt mate Bradley Beal scored 31 details and experienced four steals.
The Wizards stated they felt Westbrook’s depth and competitiveness correct from the start off in camp. But Beal finally acquired to see and truly feel it in a genuine sport.
“I adore it,” Beal mentioned. “Granted, it is really only 1 sport, but I just like his energy, his competitiveness and his accountability at the conclusion of the day. I think that is what I enjoy most about him. I am the sort of guy, I want accountability, I want anyone who is heading to gentle a fireplace below me, want someone to tell me what I am doing erroneous.
“We maintain that standard. I believe Russ does that to a large, significant amount. I imagine it is wanted. It is a direct carryover to the rest of the staff. He provides the strength, he sets the tone, and we feed off of him.”
Westbrook and Beal experienced 6 turnovers each and every and Washington committed a total of 19 turnovers as Philadelphia scored 40 details in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Soon after the decline, Westbrook reported he was heading to analyze film of Beal to discover far more about the dynamic scoring guard.
“He is definitely, genuinely great,” Westbrook said. “Not just at scoring the basketball but in generating place and acquiring to his spots. As I observe movie, when I get on this aircraft, I will learn and see how I can be equipped to assist him, make the match less difficult for him as we go alongside this journey.
“This is the initial of lots of [games], so we got to make certain, I acquired to make absolutely sure I can make the game easier for him along the way.”