(1988): James Worthy Records Triple-Doubles vs Pistons in Game 7 of the Finals
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On this date in NBA history, Big Game James Worthy put up 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists vs the Detroit Pistons in Game 7 of the 1998 NBA Finals. The victory gave the Showtime Lakers back-to-back championships. The performance earned him the Finals MVP award and is often ranked as one of the top five best NBA Finals performance of all-time.
What makes this performance so unique and “big” is it’s the only triple-double in Worthy’s hall-of-fame career and he only matched or exceeded 12 boards or 10 assists once during the entire season.