Robertson's 20 points did not lead the team, but his 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals making him only the second player in NBA history to record a quadruple-double. The other one is Bill Russell with 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks.
Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game for the first time in his career. He did it in 1960 when he was with the Philadelphia Warriors. Last year, Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors broke this record by scoring 114 points.
Chamberlain also grabbed 50 rebounds which at that time was a record. Today, we know that Robert Horry owns this record with 54 rebounds in 2007-08 season game vs Los Angeles Clippers.
Finally, Chamberlain shot 50 percent from the field, including 80 percent from downtown. This includes two free throws he made during regulation time added to his regular season average (50%). In today's game, this would be equivalent to shooting 69% from the field, including 90% from downtown.
Overall, Wilt Chamberlain averaged exactly 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals per game while scoring 100 points during his record-breaking performance.
Robertson led the San Antonio Spurs to a 120-114 victory while playing for them. His quadruple-double came on 8-17 field goal shooting and 4-6 free throw shooting. Robertson's 20 points did not lead the team, but his 11 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 steals put him in a class of his own.
The last player to have a quadruple-double while playing for another team was Magic Johnson who did it for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics on April 13, 1984. Like Robertson, Johnson also led his team in points (36) and rebounding (13). He had 10 assists and 10 steals as well.
Robertson's quadruple-double was very important for the Spurs because it kept them close to catch the Clippers. The Clipper's lost their third game in a row before their season ended. They were defeated by the Spurs 110-109 in San Antonio. After this game, they dropped out of the playoff race.
San Antonio went on to win the championship that year. They beat the Miami Heat in seven games. Robertson was named MVP of the series.
During his career, Robertson averaged 28.4 points, 12.0 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. In addition, he shot.547 from the field,.818 from the foul line, and.375 from downtown.
Russell Westbrook surpassed Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in NBA history on Monday with 28 points, 21 assists, and 13 rebounds. The record was previously held by Robertson, who had 26 triple-doubles in the 1960s.
Robertson's record has been overshadowed by LeBron James, who is one triple-double away from breaking his own record of 146 set during the 2007-08 season. James is averaging 36.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 9.0 assists this year.
James and Westbrook are the only players to average at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists throughout an entire season. No player has done it more than once. Michael Jordan did it three times (664 games). Larry Bird (676 games), Magic Johnson (695 games), and Wilt Chamberlain (808 games) are the only other players to accomplish this feat.
Westbrook has two seasons left on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It's possible he could continue to break records until he reaches the end of that deal. However, there is a good chance he will be moved before then since he is so valuable to his team and they would want to keep him happy.
Robinson, David David Robinson, often known as "The Admiral," spent his whole career with the Spurs, and his box score on February 17, 1994 was 34-10-10-2-10. That puts you just 8 points away from the elusive quintuple double. With that stat line, he became the fourth and most recent player in history to record a quadruple double in a game. Webber, Chris Webber recorded four doubles in 1999 after making his debut against the Sacramento Kings that same year.
The last player to record a quadruple double before Robinson is Michael Jordan who did it twice in 1992. The first time was on April 4 when Jordan had 33 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 2 blocks in a win over the New Jersey Nets. The second time was on April 15 when he had 35 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 9 blocks in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
After those two games, no one else could even come close until now. In fact, no one has ever repeated this feat before or since. It's also worth mentioning that both of Michael Jordan's quadruple doubles came after playing only 45 minutes that season.
In conclusion, the last Spurs player to record a quadruple double was David Robinson in 1994. He played for the Spurs for his entire career and finished with averages of 20.1 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.92 blocks per game.
It was Harden's second consecutive 40-point triple-double and his second of the season. Most triple-doubles in NBA history with 40 points.
Having said that, there is one quadruple double that has been "close." Westbrook was like that a few years ago, when he averaged a triple double and 5.4 turnovers a game. It's still a long way from double digits, but the "bad" double of turnovers is the most likely method to get there.
There are two ways to get a quadruple double: You can either score 100 points or collect 40 rebounds. The first record was done by the Chicago White Stockings in 1872-73, while the second was accomplished by Wilt Chamberlain in 1960-61. Both records are unlikely to be broken soon.
So, no, you cannot get a quadruple double with turnovers.
Oscar Robertson had the most triple-doubles by a rookie, with 26 in 1960-1961.
Oscar Robertson was the first in 1962, and Russell Westbrook became the second 55 years later, in 2017. That was only the beginning for Westbrook, who has already had three consecutive triple-double seasons after repeating the feat in 2018 and 2019.
Westbrook's achievements have earned him many awards, including the MVP award last year when his Oklahoma City Thunder lost in the Finals to LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers.
The season before, they had beaten Robertson's former team, the Cincinnati Royals, in seven games in the Western Conference Finals. This series showed that even though Robertson was still playing, another great American player was coming into his own: Michael Jordan!
Robertson is considered by many to be one of the best players in NBA history. He played 16 seasons in the NBA and led the league in scoring four times. After retiring from basketball, he went on to have a successful career in broadcasting where he remains today as an analyst for ESPN.
In 1992, the National Basketball Association (NBA) introduced the Triple Crown category into its annual awards ceremony to recognize a player who leads the league in scoring, rebounding, and assists. The trophy given out to the winner is called the Maurice Podoloff Trophy. It is named after the original president of the NBA who died in 1956.