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- noun The achievement of double-digit totals in three categories, especially in scoring, rebounds, and assists, by a single player in one game.
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James 'triple-double lifts Cavs past Magic 112-102 in Game 5 - USATODAY. com
James 'triple-double lifts Cavs past Magic 112-102 in Game 5
He was three assists away from the first triple-double for a Wake Forest player since Tim Duncan in 1996.
Over the weekend I made the point that one important thing holding LeBron James back from ever averaging a triple-double in one season is that the game is played at a much slower pace today.
The Michigan transfer became an overwhelming inside presence capable of a triple-double.
Baylor - Team Notes 2010
For the Bucks, guard Brandon Jennings was one assist shy of a triple-double, with 13 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Wretched First Quarter Too Much to Overcome Kevin Clark 2011
Rondo is coming off an eye-popping triple-double (29 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists) in Boston's Game 4 win Sunday and has averaged 21.8 points, 13 assists and 8.3 rebounds in the series.
Rajon Rondo, the Celtics point guard, recorded a triple-double with 20 assists, 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Celtics' Onslaught Leaves Knicks Drained Kevin Clark 2011
Two nights later, James scored 52 and came within a rebound of his 21st triple-double.
I imagine he would clearly be averaging over a triple-double in those terms, right?