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Top 5 NBA Players with most Playoff triple-doubles of all time

Daniel Crouch
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:22 IST

#4 Larry Bird and Rajon Rondo - 10

Larry Legend
Larry Legend

How fitting that the two Celtics to make the list should be currently tied on the same number.

Bird produced his ten playoff triple-doubles by contributing at least one in seven different playoff runs. He maxed out with three in 1986, including two in The Finals against Houston. Finding Larry Bird on this list comes as no surprise, as the Boston legend was an all-around superstar who was considered to be off his game any time he wasn't flirting with a triple-double.

Bird's per-game career averages of 24.3 points, 10 rebounds, and 6.3 assists showcase the threat that he had the ability to record a triple-double in any given game, even a playoff game.

Rondo, playing alongside Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, became an all-time great triple-double threat and carried that reputation into the playoffs with him. Rondo routinely found members of Boston's big three at the peak of their powers and rarely had trouble racking up ten or more assists.

He frequently found the rebounds, but astonishingly it was his scoring that held him back from having more triple-doubles. The Boston champion has a chance to overtake Bird this summer when he will march into the playoffs next to LeBron James on The Lakers.

Charlotte Bobcats v Boston Celtics
Charlotte Bobcats v Boston Celtics


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Published 14 Dec 2018, 07:34 IST
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