On this week’s NBA Stat Central…Recording a triple-double is one of the best ways an individual can have an impact on an NBA game. Opposed to the double-double where a player can focus on their strengths, a triple-double makes certain the player excels at multiple facets of the game.
What kind of impact does a triple-double have on a team? Do they usually win the game? How do the different types of triple-doubles affect how a team performs? We’ll look at that and more on this week’s NBA Stat Central!
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Triple-Double All-Time Career Leaders
It’s almost unbelievable to see how many triple-doubles Kidd has. The younger fans don’t remember how good he once was and how he was a triple-double threat each and every night.
Now, let’s take a look at how team’s perform based on triple-doubles.
Note: All statistics are from 1985-86 season until today. Special thanks to basketball-reference.com for their awesome research tools.
Total Triple-Doubles: 1,147
Team Record When Player Has Triple-Double (875-272, 76.3 percent win)
1,087 occurrences, (830-257, 76 percent win)
Leader: Jason Kidd, 118 times
Three occurrences, (3-0, 100 percent win)
54 occurrences, (39-15, 72 percent win)
Leader: Hakeem Olajuwon, 11 times
One occurrence, (1-0, 100 percent win)
Leader: Alvin Robertson, one
Two occurrences, (2-0, 100 percent win)
Leader: Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson, one each
No player since 1984-85 has recorded a triple-double with steals and blocks involved. Still, one can see just how dominating a team is when one of their players has a triple double. Winning at a 76 percent clip roughly comes out to a team record of 62-20 for a season.
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