Well, that didn't last long!
Just four days after the NBA set a new record for triple-doubles in a single day with five on Saturday (ET), the record books were re-written on Wednesday's 10-game slate, with six players stuffing the stat sheet.
James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Domantas Sabonis, Draymond Green, Nikola Jokic and Ben Simmons all stuffed the state sheet, notching triple-doubles.
Harden, Westbrook and Sabonis also logged triple-doubles on the previous record-setting night.
After the previous single-day triple-double record of 5 was set last Saturday.. these 6 players set a new record Wednesday!@JHarden13: 40p/10r/15a@Dsabonis11: 18p/11r/11a@Money23Green: 16p/12r/10a@BenSimmons25: 13p/10r/12a@russwest44: 26p/14r/10a- NBA (@NBA) March 18, 2021
Nikola Jokic: 12p/10r/10a pic.twitter.com/02dyABzDWl
Here's a look at how they went down:
The Beard continues his scorching form for the Brooklyn Nets, pouring in 40 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in their 124-115 win over the Indiana Pacers, joining Vince Carter as the only Nets players to record a 40-point triple-double.
Harden now has 11 triple-doubles this season and across his past 15 games, he is averaging a 25-point triple-double with the Nets going 14-1 over that span!
James Harden posts the 2nd 40-point triple-double in franchise history as the @BrooklynNets move to 14-1 in their last 15 games!@JHarden13: 40 PTS, 10 REB, 15 AST pic.twitter.com/YfJAxlBUPE- NBA (@NBA) March 18, 2021
In the same game, Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis dropped 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his sixth triple-double of the season.
That breaks a tie with Lance Stephenson for the most triple-doubles in a season by a Pacers player since the franchise joined the NBA in 1976-77.
Domantas Sabonis finished with 18 pts, 11 ast & 11 rebs tonight in a loss to the Nets.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2021
It's his 6th triple-double this season, which breaks a tie with Lance Stephenson for the most triple-doubles in a season by a Pacers player since the franchise joined the NBA in 1976-77 pic.twitter.com/G3if9McjlI
In the 76ers' thrilling 109-105 overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Ben Simmons was doing what he does best, filling up the stat sheet with his fourth triple-double of the season and 32nd of his career.
The Aussie finished with 13 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds on the night.
🇦🇺 @BenSimmons25 records his 3️⃣2️⃣nd career triple-double in the @sixers' OT loss to the Bucks- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) March 18, 2021
📊 13 PTS | 12 AST | 10 REB | 2 STL pic.twitter.com/Kh4k7rA963
Nikola Jokic is nearly averaging a triple-double for the season with 26.9 points, 11.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game.
In the Nuggets' 129-104 win over the Hornets, Jokic recorded his 10th triple-double of the season with 12 points (6-of-7 FG), 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 29 minutes.
Nikola Jokic recorded his 52nd triple-double tonight, 2nd all-time for a center behind Wilt Chamberlain.- StatMuse (@statmuse) March 18, 2021
That's as many triple-doubles as the the next 3 centers combined (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, David Robinson). pic.twitter.com/CoWnowqw6Q
It's only fitting that the triple-double king was a part of the record-setting night in the NBA.
Westbrook recorded his league-leading 12th triple-double of the season in the Washington Wizards' 121-119 loss to the Sacramento Kings, pouring in 26 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Green was at his playmaking best in the Warriors' 108-94 win over the Rockets, recording 16 points (7-of-8 FG), 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes.
He is averaging a career-best 8.4 assists this season!
Triple-double for @Money23Green in the @warriors road victory!- NBA (@NBA) March 18, 2021
16 PTS (7-8 FGM) | 12 REB | 10 AST pic.twitter.com/cnM6cr4SuG
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