> Thunder’s Josh Giddey becomes youngest NBA player to record triple-double

Thunder’s Josh Giddey becomes youngest NBA player to record triple-double

Thunder’s Josh Giddey becomes youngest NBA player to record triple-double

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  • Thunder
Jan 03
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

NBA history was made on Sunday when Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey became the youngest player to record a triple-double.

However, it wasn’t enough to help the Thunder, as they lost 95-86 to the visiting Dallas Mavericks.

Giddey, who is 19 years and 84 days old, broke LaMelo Ball’s record after finishing Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with 17 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds. When Ball accomplished the milestone in January of last year, he was 19 years and 140 days old.

“The individual stats are good, you enjoy it for the night, but a win is always better than individual stats for me,” Giddey told reporters after the game. “As I said, if I had zero-zero-zero and we win, I’m more happy than if I have a triple-double and we lose. It’s always been that way for me, always will be, but it’s a cool milestone.”

Since being placed in the NBA’s COVID protocols last week, Giddey has missed the Thunder’s last three games. The Australian is reported to have a scoring average of 10.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 30.0 minutes per game, and had posted a .388/.245/.651 shooting line entering the contest against the Mavericks.

On October 27, the shooting guard recorded his first career double-double, scoring 18 points and dishing out 10 assists. On November 17 and 19, Giddey had back-to-back double-doubles as part of a stretch that earned him the Rookie of the Month award in November.

  • Josh Giddey

    Joshua Giddey is an Australian professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association .

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  • LaMelo Ball

    LaMelo LaFrance Ball is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Dallas Mavericks

    The Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas.

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  • Jason Kidd

    Jason Frederick Kidd is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association .

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