The 2021-22 NBA season saw two players atop the list of most triple-doubles, with Denver Nuggets player Nikola Jokic leading the way. The Serbian NBA star ended the season with an impressive 19 triple-doubles, setting a career-high in his sixth year in the league. Trailing Jokic was Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, who had 15 triple-doubles for the season.
Jokic’s performance this season has been exemplary, and his ability to rack up triple-doubles was impressive, averaging 20.4 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists per game. What set him apart from other players was his presence on both ends of the court as he is a great facilitator and a reliable scorer when needed.
How Does A Player Get A Triple-Double?
A triple-double is an impressive feat in any basketball game. A player achieves a triple-double when they accumulate double-digit figures for three of five statistical categories, usually points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks in one game.
Getting a triple-double requires skillful play combined with hard work and determination. Players must be able to contribute in all areas of the court while also scoring points when needed. A good player will be able to anticipate plays ahead of time and use their skills to take advantage of them — this is especially important for getting rebounds and assists, which are two critical components for getting a triple-double.
Why Is It Called A Triple-Double?
A triple-double is a basketball stat that occurs when a player accumulates double digits in five categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
The term “triple-double” was first coined in 1980 by Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn. He used the phrase to describe the incredible performance of the Lakers guard Magic Johnson, who had 10 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists in one game. Since then, other players have achieved the same feat leading to its widespread use as a basketball statistic.
Who Has The Quickest Triple-Double?
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic made NBA history when he recorded the quickest triple-double in league history. In an impressive 14 minutes and 33 seconds of playing time during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Jokic tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists. This remarkable feat earned him mention among some of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA.
How Many Triple-Doubles Does Steph Curry Have?
As of 2021, Curry has ten career triple-doubles in the NBA. Last season, Curry had three triple-doubles over 18 games played – impressive numbers when you consider that only 25 players managed it across the entire league last year.
How Rare Is A Triple-Double In NBA?
A triple-double is a rare feat in basketball and one that many players strive for. To understand the rarity of achieving a triple-double, it helps to look at some numbers. During the 2017-2018 season, there were only 16 different players who recorded a triple-double in any given game. This means fewer than 1% of all NBA games resulted in someone recording this impressive stat line.
Who Has The Best Triple-Double?
The NBA’s triple-double statistic is a testament to an athlete’s ability to dominate in multiple aspects of the game. Russell Westbrook has proven himself as one of the greatest triple-double makers of all time, recently becoming the first player in NBA history to record his 182nd career triple-double.
Westbrook currently holds several records for most career triple-doubles, including the highest single-season total (42), most consecutive seasons with a triple-double (4), and most consecutive games with a triple-double (7). He also owns the record for taking only two years and five months between his 100th and 200th career triple-doubles — much faster than any other player in league history.
The 2021-22 NBA season was genuinely remarkable regarding triple-doubles. With so many talented players, no one was surprised that the record for most triple-doubles in a single season was broken and set by Nikola Jokic with 19. He managed to dominate the boards, rack up assists, and score points. Jokic’s performance was impressive and only proved how much of an impact he can have on a game.