Guard play has always been important in the NBA. In the days of old, however, you didn’t see guards doing what they do in the modern game. Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook each put on unheard of displays on Monday night to help their teams to win, further underlining this concept. Curry led his Golden State Warriors to a 123-108 win over Zion and the New Orleans Pelicans thanks to scoring 41 points as he continued to make his own case for winning the MVP award. The win was also vital as it meant that they took a huge step toward claiming a play-in place for this season’s postseason as they went to four games up on the Pelicans with seven games remaining.
Still yet, there are two more meetings, so it’s not quite over just yet. Draymond Green was also instrumental, recording a triple-double that included ten points, 15 assists, and 13 rebounds. Speaking of triple-doubles, the king of them was back at on this evening as well. Russell Westbrook clinched an average of a triple-double for the season for the fourth time as he took the Washington Wizards past the Indiana Pacers (154-141) in this outing. Westbrook even upped the ante even more, becoming the only player in the history of the game to have 20+ rebounds and assists in more than one game. Only Wilt Chamberlain has done it once, showing just how massive of a feat it is for Westbrook. All in all, he had 14 points to go with 24 assists and 21 rebounds. He now has 178 triple-doubles for his career overall, putting him three behind Oscar Robertson all-time. That performance kept the Wizards three games above Toronto for the tenth spot in the East, so they are edging closer to a shot at the postseason.