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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, and Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook meet after Saturday’s game in Washington where they both recorded a triple double. [AP Photo/Nick Wass]
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, and Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook meet after Saturday’s game in Washington where they both recorded a triple double. [AP Photo/Nick Wass]

An NBA-record five players had triple-doubles Saturday, including former MVPs Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook in the same game.

All-Stars James Harden, Julius Randle and Domantas Sabonis also had triple-doubles in victories by their teams.

Antetokounmpo had 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help Milwaukee beat Washington 125-119. The two-time MVP helped the Bucks overcome 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds by Westbrook, who owns the NBA record with 42 triple-doubles in 2016-17.

Triple-doubles have since become more common — he averaged one for three straight seasons — but there had never been so many as during Saturday’s eight-game schedule.

Randle started the record day with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in New York’s 119-97 victory in Oklahoma City, becoming the first Knicks player with two triple-doubles in the same season since Mark Jackson in the 1988-89 season.

Harden had 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, his ninth triple-double since being traded to Brooklyn in January, as the Nets beat Detroit 100-95.

Sabonis got the last of the night with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Indiana to a 122-111 victory in Phoenix.

Sixers’ Embiid could miss two weeks with knee injury

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid has a bone bruise on his left knee and could miss at least two weeks, according to a person with knowledge of the injury.

Embiid did not suffer structural damage to his knee and will be evaluated again in two weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the severity of the injury had not been announced.

Embiid was injured in the Sixers’ win Friday over Washington. Embiid landed awkwardly after a dunk on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward. He writhed in pain on the floor for several minutes, and a stretcher was briefly brought on the court, but the center limped off under his own power.

Embiid has emerged as an MVP candidate after helping the 76ers to the Eastern Conference lead. He’s averaging 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds in 31 games.

Some Pelican players receive COVID-19 vaccinations

Some players and other members of the New Orleans Pelicans organization have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations, following changes in the eligibility standards for Louisiana residents.

The Pelicans said the vaccines were administered Saturday, though they did not disclose who got them. They are the first NBA team to acknowledge a widescale receipt of the vaccine by members of a club.

State officials in Louisiana expanded the list of those who may receive the vaccine last week “to include people who have health conditions that may result in a higher risk of disease” and are over the age of 18.

WARRIORS 131, JAZZ 119: Draymond Green had his 26th career triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists and Golden State held off the NBA-leading Utah Jazz on Sunday to end a season-worst four-game losing streak. Green also had four steals in his second triple-double of the season. Stephen Curry had 32 points with six 3-pointers to go with nine assists. Andrew Wiggins added 28 points

Late Saturday

MAVERICKS 116, NUGGETS 103: Luka Doncic had 21 points and 12 assists, and Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points to lead the Mavericks over Denver on Saturday night. Nikola Jokic finished with 26 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

TRAIL BLAZERS 125, TIMBERWOLVES 121: Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and Damian Lillard added 25 points and 10 assists as Portland beat Minnesota on Saturday night. Enes Kanter had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Portland.

Wire reports

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<strong>Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook had 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. [Nick Wass, AP]</strong>

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook had 42 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. [Nick Wass, AP]

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