Kyrie Irving becomes 1st Celtics player since Rajon Rondo to record a 30-plus point triple-double
Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics has become the first player in franchise history since Rajon Rondo to record a 30-plus point triple-double.
In their 126-120 win over the Sacramento Kings, Irving logged in 31 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. Per Celtics Stats, he’s the first player to achieve a 30-plus point triple-double since Rajon Rondo who reached the milestone on Feb 12, 2012 against the Chicago Bulls. This is just Irving’s second triple-double of his career.
Kyrie Irving is the first Celtics player to record 30+ points and a triple-double in the same game since Rajon Rondo did so on Feb. 12, 2012 vs. CHI
— Celtics Stats (@celtics_stats) March 15, 2019
Apart from Irving, four other Celtics players also scored in double figures. Marcus Morris had a double-double, 21 points and 13 rebounds. Jayson Tatum had 15 points, Al Horford dropped 12, and Gordon Hayward had 10 markers.
The win brings the Celtics’ record to 42-27 for fifth place in the East. They are a game and a half behind the Philadelphia 76ers — the fourth place in the conference.
Buddy Hield of the Kings notched a game-high 34 points including 6-of-10 from 3-point land. Harrison Barnes added 20 points and De’Aaron Fox chipped in 19 makers and nine assists. The loss brings the Kings’ record to 33-34 for ninth place in the West. They’re now five games behind the 8th spot — the LA Clippers. To qualify for the postseason, they need to win as many games as they can while hoping that the Clippers would lose.