NBA sets single-season record with 79 triple-doubles Staff

Mar 5, 2017 12:26 AM ET

Ricky Rubio posted the NBA's 79th triple-double of 2016-17 on Saturday, breaking a league record set in 1988-89. 

MVP front-runners Russell Westbrook (30) and James Harden (15) have accounted for the majority of this season's record-setting binge.

But it's been a group effort, with Rubio becoming the 21st NBA player to record at least one triple-double this season.

Most Triple-Doubles In Season For Entire NBA
SeasonNo.League Leader
2016-1779Russell Westbrook (30)
1988-8978Magic Johnson (17)
2015-1675Russell Westbrook (18)
1961-6265Oscar Robertson (41)
1986-8762Fat Lever (16)
1989-9061Magic Johnson (11)
1967-6856Wilt Chamberlain (31)


Triple-Doubles, 2016-17 Season
Russell Westbrook30
James Harden15
LeBron James7
Draymond Green4
Nikola Jokic4
DeMarcus Cousins2
Giannis Antetokounmpo2
Julius Randle2
Chris Paul1
Blake Griffin1
Kevin Durant1
Karl-Anthony Towns1
Eric Bledsoe1
Kyle Lowry1
Jimmy Butler1
Malcolm Brogdon1
Marc Gasol1
Nicolas Batum1
Rajon Rondo1
Tim Frazier1
Ricky Rubio1

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