On This Day (March 22)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on March 22.
Drexler Reaches Milestone
On this day in 1997, the Houston Rockets’ Clyde Drexler tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in a loss to the Phoenix Suns, becoming the 10th player in NBA history to reach 25 career triple-doubles (there are now 22 such players). It would turn out to be the final triple-double of Drexler’s illustrious career.
Drexler recorded 18 of those triple-doubles with the Portland Trail Blazers, 11 more than any other player in franchise history. Drexler had three seasons in which he produced four triple-doubles for the Trail Blazers, tying him with Sidney Wicks (1972-73) for the franchise single-season record.
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