In the Milwaukee Bucks 130-94 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night (March 22), three players had a double-double for the team: Giannis Antetokounmpo (31 points,14 rebounds), Khris Middleton (19 points,10 assists) and Bobby Portis (19 points,10 rebounds). It was the sixth time this season that the Bucks had three players with double-doubles in a game.
(For the record, the team record for most double-doubles in a game is four. It has happened 17 times, although the last time it happened was more than 35 years ago on November 19, 1987. Randy Breuer, Terry Cummings, Paul Pressey, and Jack Sikma each had a double-double that night for the Bucks.)
Bucks are the only team in 2022-23 with over 100 double-doubles
Giannis has 42 double-doubles this season, which ranks fourth in the league behind Domantas Sabonis (59), Nikola Jokic (54), and Nikola Vucevic (45). Portis has 34 double-doubles, which is the ninth most in the NBA this season. Antetokounmpo and Portis are the only teammates in the top 10 for the most double-doubles this campaign.
Last season, Giannis had 46 double-doubles, followed by Portis with 24 and Jrue Holiday with 12. The team had 93 total double-doubles in 2021-22.
The Bucks are also the only team in the league this year (through games of March 22) to have over 100 total double-doubles. They have 107; the Atlanta Hawks have the second-most with 97. Eight different Bucks players have a double-double this season; in addition to Giannis and Portis, Jrue Holiday has 14, Brook Lopez has nine, Khris Middleton has four and Pat Connaughton has two. Joe Ingles and Jevon Carter complete the Bucks’ list with one double-double each.
Here is a look at the number of double-doubles by each NBA team this season (through March 24), per StatMuse.
67-Charlotte, N.Y. Knicks
56-Houston, New Orleans
49-Dallas, L.A. Clippers
46-Golden State, Orlando
The Milwaukee Bucks franchise record for most double-doubles in a season is 150. That happened in 1972-73. In fact, the six seasons from 1968-69 to 1973-74 all rank in the Top 6 for most double-doubles in Bucks’ history. The 107 double-doubles this year ranks seventh on the team list.
The NBA record for most double-doubles by a team in a season is 201 by the Cincinnati Royals in 1961-62. They had 201 double-doubles that year.