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3 x 15 Club welcomes Rajon!

In a week when rumors ran rampant that the Celtics were “aggressively” looking to trade their enigmatically styled point guard, little Rajon Rondo responded by blowing the dust off his headband and putting Boston on his back in a Sunday matinee against the Knicks. Rondo went for 18 points, 17 rebounds and 20 assists in the overtime victory. That line is crazy even if came with a D’Antoni caveat.

To put Rondo’s statistical performance into context, I took a journey to Basketball-Reference.com’s Player Game Finder and found out that since 1985, only three other players have performed the improbable 3 x 15 (15 points, 15 rebounds, 15 assists in one game):

Rondo, more exclusive than secret societies.

**I didn’t see the tail end of ABC’s Knicks-Celtics broadcast today, so if they flashed some stat graphs referencing the numbers above, I can’t be accused of stat-jacking since I had no awareness of its existence.

3 responses to “3 x 15 Club welcomes Rajon!

  1. Hamilton March 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

    It’s amazing that Kidd got that line at almost 37 years old. The rest are all within their statistical prime years of age.

  2. fendo March 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I should’ve called this the Triple 15 instead. It has a better ring to it.

    Worth noting … all Triple 15s occurred between Jan 30th and April 18th.. Only 16 days separated Magic’s Triple 15s.

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