Double (Basketball)

As a double ( to German: Double) achieving a double-digit yield in one of the five positive statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks) is called in basketball. The negative areas such as ball losses are not cumulative.

Since the achievement of a simple double in all performance classes is not uncommon in basketball, the term is usually used in achieving a double in several categories. This begins with a double-double for two two-digit categories and stops at the quintuple -double that in all five categories, a number of at least 10 is required. An alternative to the doubles is a so-called five -by -five, which includes at least 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 5 blocks.

  • 2.1 NBA 2.1.1 Statistics
  • 2.4.1 FIBA Suproleague
  • 2.4.2 ULEB Euro League
  • 2.4.3 ULEB Cup / ULEB Eurocup
  • 5.1 NBA
  • 5.2 Players with 5 steals and 5 blocks in a game

Double -double

A double-double ( to German: double double ) denotes a player who has double-digit values ​​in two statistical categories performance. The most common combination consists of points and rebounds, followed by points and assists. Double -double come in the power range are relatively common, so arrived alone in the NBA during the 2009/ 10 69 players 10 double - doubles or more.

In addition, there are other special double-double, but these are very rare. Thus the achievement of e.g. 20 points and 20 rebounds as a double double -double respectively.


Most double- doubles

This list outlines the player with the highest double-double since the 1985/86 season:


The record for the longest series of double- doubles keeps Wilt Chamberlain with 227 consecutive games, which he played from 1964 to 1967. He also took second and third place with series of 220 and 113 games. The NBA record since the merger with the ABA keeps Kevin Love with 53 games, followed by Moses Malone with 51 games.

Triple -double

Triple -double ( to German: Triple Double) is to increase the double-double and referred to a player who has two -digit figures in three statistical categories performance. Although triple -double games are rare, but some players manage multiple triple -double in a season.

A triple -double is usually regarded as an excellent personal performance and speaks for a good all-round game. The most common combination consists of points, rebounds and assists. However, it is since the 1973/74 season, steals and blocks was begun in which to capture statistically to achieve triple -double also possible with other combinations.

Previously, especially in the NBA frequently tried in games in which a player only needed a rebound to finish with a triple -double, intentionally not hit the basket, so as to allow him an easy rebound and achieving this performance. To prevent this, led the NBA a rule which allows to assign no rebound if the throw attempt was clearly not meant to score points.



First triple -double of the story: This honor is attributed Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers ), which reached on February 8, 1951 against the New York Knicks 18 points, 22 rebounds and 13 assists.

Triple -double as seasonal mean: The only player who has ever won a season with a triple -double as a seasonal average was Guard Oscar Robertson. He scored in the NBA 1961/62 season average of 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 11.4 assists. He could even show for four years in his career statistics on average a triple -double.

Most triple -double in a season: In the 1961/62 season Robertson was with a total of 41 triple -double and a better record. In second place with 31 Wilt Chamberlain follow him in the NBA 1967 / 68th

Double Triple -Double: The only triple -double in NBA history, which included all values ​​of at least 20, Center Wilt Chamberlain succeeded on February 2, 1968 with 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists.

Longest Streak: Chamberlain also holds the record for the most consecutive triple - double: In 1968, he scored from 8 March to 20 March in nine consecutive games, a triple double. The second place was shared by Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan with seven consecutive games. Robertson managed this in his record year 1961/62, while Jordan scored the series from March to April 1989.

Youngest player: The youngest player, which it was possible to achieve a triple -double, was LeBron James, who in the jersey of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the age of 20 years and 20 days on 19 January 2005 against the Portland Trail Blazers 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for himself booked.

Oldest player: Karl Malone reached the end of his career in the jersey of the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 40 years and 127 days as the only player who was older than 40, a triple double. He closed the game on 28 November 2003 against the San Antonio Spurs with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists from.

Triple -double in the Allstar game: So far, a triple -double scored in an NBA All-Star Game, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Jordan scored 14 points in 1997, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. James created in 2011, 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Wade in 2012, 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. This is insofar remarkable as many players from different teams meet without preparation and in addition there is a large rotation in these games.

Triple -double by teammate: This is only happened twice. On January 3, 1989, succeeded both Michael Jordan and his teammates Scottie Pippen wearing the jersey of the Chicago Bulls to score a triple -double. Jordan had reached 41 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Pippen finished the game with 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. This was again until April 7, 2007 obtained from the New Jersey Nets, as Vince Carter 46 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists and scored his team-mate Jason Kidd could produce 10 points, 16 rebounds and 18 assists.

Triple -double of two opposing players: It's only seven times happens that two opposing players were each recorded a triple -double for itself. Here, Jason Kidd was part of the duo four times while he played for three different teams.

  • Clyde Drexler and Jason Kidd ( vs. Houston. Dallas on April 11, 1995)
  • Clyde Drexler and Jason Kidd ( vs. Houston. Phoenix on March 22, 1997)
  • Chris Webber and Gary Payton ( vs. Sacramento. Seattle on April 18, 2000)
  • Jay Williams and Jason Kidd ( vs. Chicago. , New Jersey on November 9, 2002)
  • Tracy McGrady and Jason Kidd ( vs. Orlando. , New Jersey on February 23, 2003)
  • Caron Butler and Baron Davis ( vs. Washington. Golden State on November 23, 2007)
  • Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter -Williams ( vs. Orlando. Philadelphia on December 3, 2013)

Olympic games

  • Montréal 1976: In the third place match against Canada scoring plays for the Soviet Union Alexander Belov on July 27, 1976 with a performance of 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double of Olympic history.
  • London 2012: On August 8, 2012 the reigning NBA MVP LeBron James a triple-double for the national basketball team of the United States succeeded in the 119:86 victory in the quarter-final against Australia. He scored 11 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists in 30 minutes of playing time.


In the basketball league triple -double are very rare, usually this is achieved more than once per season:

  • On April 17, 2004 Denis usurers scored in the jersey of Bayer Giants Leverkusen in the season finale against BG Karlsruhe Iceline 37 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Also in the following first game of the play-offs against Alba Berlin on 29 April 2004 he was a triple -double record (19 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists ).
  • On April 21, 2007, achieve Igor Perovic from the Walter Tigers Tubingen against EWE Baskets Oldenburg 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • On 23 April 2008 the American Zack Whiting posted by the Bayer Giants Leverkusen a triple -double. At 89:69 victory over the LTi Giessen 46ers he was able to record 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for itself.
  • 1 May 2010 Louis Campbell succeeded in the jersey of polar bears Bremerhaven 34th and final day at the BBL season 2009/10 the only triple -double of the season with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.


FIBA Suproleague

In the short-lived Suproleague it was reserved Derrick Phelps Alba Berlin, to achieve the first and only triple -double of the competition in the second round at 88:77 victory against Iraklis Thessaloniki with 11 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds on 28 March 2001.

ULEB Euro League

The first player to which a triple -double was achieved in the ULEB Euro League, founded in 2000, is the Croat Nikola Vujčić. At a meeting on 3 November 2005 against Prokom Trefl Sopot in Poland, who won Vujčićs team Maccabi Tel Aviv 95-68, he reached 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. On 30 November 2006 he succeeded in a 110-87 win against KK Union Olimpija with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and the second triple -double of the competition 's history. Since then, this has been achieved any other players more. (End of season 2010/11)

ULEB Cup / ULEB Eurocup

In ULEB Cup a triple -double has been achieved four times:

  • Meir Tapiro Hapoel Jerusalem was the first triple -double recorded in the ULEB Cup history. He scored 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists during the 88:79 victory over FMP Železnik Belgrade on 27 February 2002.
  • Todor Stoikow of Lukoil Academic Sofia was on 11 November 2003 at 116:115 victory (with three renewals) over Cibona Zagreb 33 points, 13 rebounds and making 10 assists.
  • On 13 November 2007 Elvir Ovčina of Telindus Oostende against Red Star Belgrade scored 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Pascal Perrier David Benetton Fribourg Olympic made ​​the first away player in the ULEB Cup history a triple -double. On 4 December 2007, he scored against Hapoel Galil Elyon 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Quadruple -double

Quadruple -double ( to German: quadruple double ) denotes a player who achieved double-digit values ​​within one game in four statistical categories performance. Excluded are "negative" statistical categories, such as turnovers ( turnover ). Achieving a quadruple -double is extremely rare.

Firstly, for it requires the ability and the responsibilities of the position actually also to be active, so that eg a Center also assists distributed. And on the other hand, the player must also make it into at least one of the two categories steals and blocks in which expresses the achievement of a higher number is hard to score double digits.

In German professional basketball, there has been not a single quadruple -double. Moreover, there was in Europe so far only one player who has managed to achieve one thing: The American Derrick Lewis managed to get in a game of LNB 20 points, 11 rebounds, 12 steals and reach 10 blocks.

Also in the American professional league NBA made ​​it so far a total of only four players to achieve a quadruple - double:

Nine other players have to achieve a quadruple - doubles in the NBA just missed, so that they had a triple -double "only" with a number of 9 in another category:

1 Larry Bird sat during the entire fourth quarter on the bench. 2 In the scoresheet 9 assists were given first. As a result, the officials of the Houston Rockets watched the game again and found a non-discovered Assist in the first quarter and did correct the scoresheet so that Olajuwon with a total of 10 assists a quadruple -double would have achieved. Then the NBA Manager Rod Thorn requested a re- viewing of the video, after which the additional Assist was canceled again and the number of 9 was officially.

It should be noted, however, that in the NBA only since the season 1973 /74 Blocks and steals are counted. It is therefore not excluded that previously some players achieved a quadruple- double. This is particularly true for the then outstanding player Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson.

Quintuple -double

A quintuple -double ( to German: quintuple double ) denotes a player's performance, which is achieved in a game in all five positive statistical categories in each two-digit values ​​. This maximum "double performance" has been achieved by anyone yet professional players worldwide. For this, a good all-round performance is required, whereby the player should show on the one hand a very good offensive performance, must also occur in the defensive dominant. A particularly difficult case reaching 10 steals and 10 blocks is considered, as this in defense of a very good eye and excellent timing required.

The only known quintuple -double in the youth field has been achieved by the present-day American WNBA player Tamika Catchings. She scored in the jersey of Duncanville High School in 1997, 25 points, 18 rebounds, 11 assists, 10 steals and 10 blocks. The whole makes it all the more impressive by the fact that a quarter in high school only lasts 8 minutes. These are 20 % (FIBA, BBL) and 33 % ( NBA) less than in the professional sector.

Five -by -five

A Five -by -five (in German about: Five on Five ) is a special power that is achieved with at least 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 5 blocks. This provides a simpler alternative to quintuple -double, which is required in every statistical category at least 10. Since steals and blocks are recorded only since the 1973/74 season, it is only since possible to achieve such a feat. Only Hakeem Olajuwon ( six times ) and Andrei Kirilenko (three times) have managed several times to be recorded since the 1985/86 season five -by -five for itself. Also, these two are the only ones who were able to achieve a five -by -six so far that requires a value of 6 in each category.


The following players have ever managed in the NBA to achieve a five -by -five for the 1985-86 season:

Players with 5 steals and 5 blocks in a game

These players have done it since the 1985/86 season in a game to achieve at least 5 steals and 5 blocks, but, however, while achieving no five -by -five.