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NBA Finals

NBA Finals 2019: Triple-double leaders in NBA Finals history

LeBron James and Magic Johnson
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Magic Johnson recorded his first career Finals triple-double, as a rookie, in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers.

At the end of his career, after 50 Finals games, Johnson finished with an NBA record 8 triple-doubles.

That record was broken 26 years later by LeBron James in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals.

A year later, the King extended his lead atop the list with another triple-double in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals.

Here's the complete list of players with multiple NBA Finals triple-doubles:

Player NBA Finals games Finals triple-doubles
LeBron James 49 10
Magic Johnson 50 8
Draymond Green 28 3
Larry Bird 31 2
Walt Frazier 17 2
Wilt Chamberlain 35 2
Bob Cousy 42 2
Bill Russell 70 2

A total of 12 players have one Finals triple-double to their name - Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Jason Kidd, James Worthy, Tim Duncan, Rajon Rondo, Dave Cowens, Wes Unseld, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor.

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