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Today’s Sports Stat: February 16, 2018

Milwaukee Bucks fans have seen their team done in by some of the greatest opposing players in NBA history… included in that group would be Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas. You could also add future Hall of Famers LeBron James, Jason Kidd and Russell Westbrook to that list.

But what about Nikola Jokic? Would that be a name that rings fear in hearts of the Bucks faithful? What, you might ask, does Jokic have in common with the other six “legends” noted above?

With 30 points, 15 rebounds and 17 assists in Denver’s 134-123 win over the Bucks on February 15, Jokic had his third career triple-double against the Bucks. The only opposing players to have as many triple-doubles (regular season and playoffs) against the Bucks as Jokic are Jason Kidd, Russell Westbrook and Larry Bird.

Following are the 10 opposing players who have had two or more triple-doubles against the Bucks.

6-Jason Kidd

4-Russell Westbrook

3-Larry Bird, Nikola Jokic

2-Alvan Adams, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Detlef Schrempf, Isiah Thomas, John Williams


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Today’s Sports Stat: February 15, 2018

On Monday night, February 12, Philadelphia 76ers reserve point guard T.J. McConnell came off the bench to score 10 points, hand out 11 assists and grab 10 rebounds versus the New York Knicks. It was his first career triple-double in the NBA.

It was also the first triple-double by a bench player in the league since December 11, 2016 when New Orleans’ Tim Frazier came off the bench to have 14 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds versus Phoenix. According to research on Basketball Reference.com, McConnell became the 21st bench player to achieve a triple-double.

Three players have achieved a triple-double coming off the bench in multiple games: Detlef Schrempf did it three times, while Clyde Drexler and Hassan Whiteside each did it twice.


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Today’s Sports Stat: February 10, 2018

Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond had 27 rebounds in a game February 7 versus the Brooklyn Nets. It was the most rebounds in a game this season.

The 27-rebound game was Drummond’s sixth game of his career where he had 25 or more rebounds in a regular season contest. That ranks tied for 12th all-time in the league, but he’s light years away from the leaders in this category.

According to research on Basketball Reference.com, Wilt Chamberlain had 25 or more rebounds in 165 games in his career, most in the league. Here are the six players who top this stat category.

Most career 25+ rebound games
165-Wilt Chamberlain

125-Bill Russell
72-Nate Thurmond
69-Jerry Lucas
33-Dennis Rodman
16-Walt Bellamy

Since the 1999-2000 season, Drummond is second on the list with his six 25-rebound games; Howard tops the list with seven. Dikembe Mutumbo is third with four.

If we drop the number down to 20 or more rebounds per game, Drummond ranks 16th on the career list with 45 such games. Chamberlain again tops this category with 343 games with 20 or more rebounds in his distinguished career.

One more note: Of the 12 players with 50 or more career regular season games with 20 or more rebounds, all are in the Hall of fame except for Dwight Howard, who has 79 games and is still active.
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Today’s Sports Stat: February 7, 2018

Racine’s Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) announced his retirement from the NBA after 14 seasons. He averaged 14.1 points during his career with five rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per contest, playing 881 games. Here are several stats/numbers you may not know about Butler’s career.

  • Butler wore uniform #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 and… #31 in his NBA career.
  • The 10th pick in the 2002 draft, Butler’s 12,430 career points ranks 3rd among the players drafted in 2002. Amar’e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer rank 1-2. Of the 2002 draft picks, Butler ranks 7th in career rebounds, fourth in career assists, third in free throw percentage, and his 28,333 career minutes played in the NBA ranks second behind Tayshaun Prince.
  • Butler played collegiately at UConn. His 12,430 points in the NBA ranks fifth among players from UConn. The four players ahead of Butler: Ray Allen, Cliff Robinson, Richard Hamilton and Rudy Gay.
  • Butler played with nine different NBA teams. The only team where Butler played for more than two seasons was with Washington where he played five seasons.
  • Caron played in 65 playoff games and scored two points in an NBA All-Star Game appearance.
  • He was a first team All-Rookie selection in 2002-03.
  • He was traded six times in his career and was part of a trade that sent Shaquille O’Neal to the Miami Heat from the Lakers.
  • In 2013, he was traded with current Bucks player Eric Bledsoe by the L.A. Clippers to the Phoenix Suns.
  • His first NBA game was October 30, 2002. He scored 16 points with seven rebounds and three assists. His last game was April 11, 2016; in that game he had seven points, two rebounds and one assist.
  • As a starter, Caron averaged 15.4 points per game in his career; as a reserve he averaged 7.6 points per game.
  • The most points he scored on his birthday was March 13, 2008 when he had 19 points.
  • Butler had four games where he scored 30 or more points at age 30 or older. He is one of 52 players in the league to score 38 or more points in a game at age 33 or older.
  • He is one of eight Milwaukee Bucks players to score 35 or more points at age 30 or older. At age 33 (and 254 days) on November 22, 2013, Butler scored 38 points for the Bucks. That is tied for sixth on the Bucks list of most points scored by a Bucks player at 30 or older.
  • Based on research from Pro Basketball Reference.com, Caron is one of 72 players who since 1963-64 played in 800 or more games with 12,000 career points, 4,000 career rebounds and 2,000 career assists.
  • He is one of 55 NBA players who was born in Wisconsin. His 12,430 career points ranks fifth on the list behind Latrell Sprewell, Terry Porter, Fred Brown and Nick Van Exel.
  • He is one of six NBA players born in Racine, WI. He is the career leader in points ahead of Jim Chones.

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Today’s Sports Stat: February 2, 2018

Jabari Parker will make his 2017-18 season NBA debut tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks host the New York Knicks. Parker has not played since he injured his knee on February 8 of last year.

The Bucks are hoping that Parker joining their lineup with be a shot in the arm they need for a spot in the post-season. One thing fans seem to forget is that Parker is still a relatively young player in the league. He joined the league as a teenager out of Duke University and has already played three seasons in the NBA. Yet, he has not turned 23 (he will be 23 on March 15).

At the time of his last injury, Parker was 21 and a week from turning 22. He has played 152 games in the league and has amassed 2,403 points, 847 rebounds, 314 assists and 150 steals in his brief career.

What makes these numbers all the more interesting is that there are only a handful of players who have reached the above career numbers in points, rebounds, assists and steals before the age of 22.

Here is a list of the 18 players in league history that had 2,400 or more points, 800 or more rebounds, 300 or more assists and 150 or more steals before the age of 22 (it’s a pretty impressive list):

Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Luol Deng, Kevin Durant, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Tracy McGrady, Lamar Odom, Jabari Parker, Josh Smith, Antoine Walker, Russell Westbrook, Andrew Wiggins, Marvin Williams.

It should come as no surprise that the Bucks are looking forward to having Parker in the lineup.



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