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In Game 3 of the 2023 NBA Finals, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray did something that no two teammates have ever done.

As Denver regained control of the series with a 109-94 win, Jokic led the way with 32 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists while Murray finished with 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists of his own. By both turning in triple-doubles, Jokic and Murray made history on a number of fronts.

In the history of the NBA, this was just the 15th time — regular season or postseason — that two teammates recorded a triple-double in the same game. 

Jokic and Murray are the first duo to each record a triple-double in the same NBA Finals game. They’re also the first teammates in NBA history to each record 30-point triple-doubles in the same game.

The Sporting News takes a look at where Jokic and Murray’s feat stands in NBA history.

MORE: Who has the most triple-doubles in NBA Finals history?

NBA teammates with triple-doubles in the same game

Jokic and Murray are a reminder of how rare it is for two teammates to record a triple-double in the same game. The Nuggets’ duo become the 15th pair of teammates to do so and the first duo to do so since late December 2021.

Here is the full list of teammates to record a triple-double in the same game:

Date Game Player Player
June 7, 2023 Nuggets vs. Heat Nikola Jokic: 32 PTS, 21 REB, 10 AST Jamal Murray: 34 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST
Dec. 28, 2021 Lakers vs. Rockets LeBron James: 32 PTS, 11 REB, 11 AST Russell Westbrook: 24 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST
Feb. 18, 2021 Heat vs. Kings Bam Adebayo: 16 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST Jimmy Butler: 13 PTS, 10 REB, 13 AST
Aug. 13, 2020 Grizzlies vs. Bucks Ja Morant: 12 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST Jonas Valanciunas: 26 PTS, 19 REB, 12 AST
Dec. 10, 2019 Heat vs. Hawks Bam Adebayo: 30 PTS, 11 REB, 11 AST Jimmy Butler: 20 PTS, 18 REB, 10 AST
Feb. 11, 2019 Thunder vs. Trail Blazers Paul George: 47 PTS, 12 REB, 10 AST Russell Westbrook: 12 PTS, 14 REB, 11 AST
Dec. 15, 2018 Lakers vs. Hornets Lonzo Ball: 16 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST LeBron James: 24 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST
April 7, 2007 Nets vs. Wizards Vince Carter: 46 PTS, 16 REB, 10 AST Jason Kidd: 10 PTS, 16 REB, 18 AST
Jan. 3, 1989 Bulls vs. Clippers Michael Jordan: 41 PTS, 10 REB, 11 AST Scottie Pippen: 15 PTS, 10 REB, 12 AST
March 29, 1987 Celtics vs. 76ers Larry Bird: 17 PTS, 13 REB, 12 AST Robert Parish: 14 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST
Jan. 22, 1982 Lakers vs. Pistons Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 19 PTS, 10 REB, 10 BLK Magic Johnson: 26 PTS, 16 REB, 12 AST
March 12, 1969 SuperSonics vs. Rockets Art Harris: 14 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST Lenny Wilkens: 36 PTS, 14 REB, 14 AST
March 14, 1964 Pistons vs. Knicks Donnie Butcher: 19 PTS, 15 REB, 15 AST Ray Scott: 23 PTS, 20 REB, 11 AST
Jan. 18, 1962 Royals vs. Warriors Arlen Bockhorn: 19 PTS, 10 REB, 12 AST Oscar Robertson: 28 PTS, 14 REB, 16 AST
April 5, 1958 Celtics vs. Hawks Bob Cousy: 24 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST Tom Heinsohn: 17 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST



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