Josh Giddey is into the historical past books!
The Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder rookie grew to become the youngest participant in NBA historical past to document a triple-double, breaking the earlier document held by Charlotte Hornets level guard LaMelo Ball final season.
Giddey, who returned having missed the previous three video games after coming into the league’s well being and security protocols, completed with 17 factors, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, including 4 steals within the 95-86 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Josh Giddey final recreation: 0/10/10, first double-double with out factors in 50 years.
Josh Giddey tonight: 17/13/14, youngest participant ever with a triple-double.
What a singular participant. pic.twitter.com/vyqi7uZY3p
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 3, 2022
Youngest triple-doubles in NBA historical past
|1.||Josh Giddey||19 years, 84 days||2022|
|2.||LaMelo Ball||19 years, 140 days||2021|
|3.||Markelle Fultz||19 years, 317 days||2018|
|4||Luka Doncic||19 years, 327 days||2019|
|5||Lonzo Ball||20 years, 15 days||2017|
|6.||LeBron James||20 years, 20 days||2005|
Giddey’s 14 assists are probably the most by a rookie in Thunder franchise historical past and his passing repertoire was on full show, slinging passes for enjoyable.
Left-hand cross-court dimes…
Getting out in transition..
Plus slightly little bit of Showtime.
Giddey performed a key position within the Thunder’s late-game comeback try, serving to pull them to inside 4 factors with 41.3 seconds remaining earlier than the Mavs held on to seal the win. Whereas he described the historic second as a ‘cool milestone’, postgame he was extra involved with the win/loss column.
“It is cool and the person stats are good, you get pleasure from it for the night time, however a win is at all times higher than particular person stats for me,” he said postgame.
“If I had zero, zero, zero and we win, I am extra blissful than if I have a triple-double and we lose, it is at all times been that method for me, at all times might be.”