Averaging a Triple-Double in a Playoff Series
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All-Time Playoff Triple-Doubles
1.Magic Johnson30
2.Jason Kidd11
3.Larry Bird10
4.Wilt Chamberlain9
5.Oscar Robertson8
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, May 12, 2007 -- To do something that only four other basketball players have done before is a special feat. To do it a second time is no less impressive. Jason Kidd has now averaged a triple-double in a playoff series twice in his 13-year career.

Before Kidd did it for the second time in the First Round against Toronto, only Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain (twice) and Magic Johnson (four times) had averaged a triple-double in a series more than once. In fact, the feat has only been pulled off ten times, and Kidd is the only one to have done it since 1991.

With his 11th postseason triple-double on Saturday, Kidd moved ahead of Larry Bird for second on the All-Time playoff triple-doubles list. Only Johnson has more. He is also averaging a triple-double (12.3 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.3 assists) for the series through three games.

The following is the list of players who have averaged a triple-double in a playoff series, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Only once (Oscar Robertson's '62 Cincinnati Royals) has a team lost a series in which their player accomplished the feat.

More: Kidd's 87 Regular Season Triple-Doubles

AVERAGING A TRIPLE-DOUBLE IN A PLAYOFF SERIES
PLAYERTEAMYEARROUNDOPPRESPTSREBAST
Oscar RobertsonCincinnati1961-62Conf. SemisDetroit1-328.811.011.0
Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia1966-67Conf. SemisCincinnati3-128.026.511.0
Wilt ChamberlainPhiladelphia1966-67Conf. FinalsBoston4-121.632.010.0
Magic JohnsonL.A. Lakers1979-80Conf. SemisPhoenix4-115.410.811.0
Magic JohnsonL.A. Lakers1981-82Conf. SemisPhoenix4-020.011.810.8
Magic JohnsonL.A. Lakers1982-83Conf. FinalsSan Antonio4-217.510.514.0
Fat LeverDenver1984-85Conf. SemisUtah4-117.011.010.3
Magic JohnsonL.A. Lakers1990-91Conf. SemisGolden State4-125.810.012.8
Jason KiddNew Jersey2001-02Conf. FinalsBoston4-217.511.210.2
Jason KiddNew Jersey2006-07First RoundToronto4-214.010.013.2

JASON KIDD'S PLAYOFF TRIPLE-DOUBLES
NODATETEAMROUNDGAMEOPPRESPTSREBASTSUM
105/14/00PHXConf. Semis4vs.LALW 117-9822101648
205/19/02NJNConf. Finals1vs.BOSW 104-9718131142
305/21/02NJNConf. Finals2vs.BOSL 86-9323161049
405/31/02NJNConf. Finals6@BOSW 96-8815131341
506/05/02NJNNBA Finals1@LALL 94-9923101043
605/01/03NJNFirst Round6@MILW 113-10122111144
705/11/04NJNConf. Semis4vs.DETW 94-7922101143
804/28/05NJNFirst Round3vs.MIAL 105-108 (OT)16161345
905/14/06NJNConf. Semis4vs.MIAL 92-10217131242
1004/27/07NJNFirst Round3vs.TORW 102-8916161951
1105/12/07NJNConf. Semis3vs.CLEW 96-8523131450

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