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NBA sets a new triple-doubles record in one night

It was a day for triple-doubles as the NBA sets a new record for triple-doubles, after six players hit triple-doubles, breaking the record of five that was set on Saturday.

James Harden continued his impressive run as he posted his second 40-points triple-double as Brooklyn Nets defeated Indiana Pacers 124-115. Harden posted 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists to become the second Nets players to record a 40-point triple-double.

In the same game, Domantas Sabonis also posted a triple-double, but his points were not enough to win the game for the Indiana Pacers. He finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Ben Simmons was also on the losing end, as the Philadelphia 76ers lost 109-105 to Milwaukee Bucks in overtime, but Simmons had a brilliant individual performance. He recorded his 32nd career triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists.

In e Brooklyn Nuggets’ 129-104 win over the Charlotte Hornets, Nikola Jokic posted his 52nd triple-double to become the 2nd all-time for a center behind Wilt Chamberlain. He had 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists, his 10th triple-double for the season.

Golden State Warriors beat Houston Rockets 108-94 and Draymond Green was at his playmaking best. He posted 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in the 32 minutes he played.

The list can not be complete without the triple-double king, Russell Westbrook, who is leading with 12 triple-double this season. In the Washington Wizards’ 121-119 loss to the Sacramento Kings, he poured out 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists.

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