By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a spot in the play-in round ahead of the 2020 NBA playoffs with the win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday as Jonas Valanciunas and Ja Morant became just the tenth pair of teammates to register a triple-double in the same game. Their joint accomplishment includes them in a list packed with NBA legends.
The Lithuanian big dominated the action in the Orlando bubble with 26 points, 19 rebounds, and 12 assists to his name. Teammate Morant added 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The first pair of teammates recording a triple-double in the same night was back in 1962 and the latest nearly a year ago.
The complete list of teammates posting a triple-double in the same NBA game:
January 1962: Oscar Robertson (28-14-16) and Bucky Buckhorn (19-10-12), Cincinnati Royals vs. Philadelphia Warriors
March 1969: Lenny Wilkens (36-14-14) and Art Harris (14-10-10), Seattle Supersonics vs. San Diego Rockets
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