Fun Fact Friday

7 06 2013

With 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists in Thursday’s 92-88 Game 1 loss, LeBron James put together his third career NBA Finals triple-double, good for second most all-time. He is also tied for third most all-time in career playoff triple-doubles (10). LeBron is the third player to grab one of these in back-to-back NBA Finals games (going back to the 2012 NBA Finals), joining Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson. Larry Bird in 1986 was the last player to mess around and get a triple-double in an NBA Finals loss and then go on to win it all. Oh—and the last person in the past 25 years to get a triple-double with at least 18 rebounds? That’s right. Good ol’ Tim Duncan during the Spurs’ closeout victory in Game 6 of the 2003 NBA Finals. How fitting.

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