Kevin Durant needed fewer than 27 minutes to shred an undermanned New Orleans Hornets team for 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 119-74 runaway win on Feb. 27.
It was Durant's third triple-double of the season and the 33rd recorded in the NBA this season. One-third of those 33 have come from either Durant, LeBron James or Rajon Rondo. Paul Pierce, Nicolas Batum and Jose Calderon are the only other repeat performers on the list.
A triple-double is a testament to both sustained production and versatility. Players just don't accidentally stumble into one.
But all of them aren't created equally.
Some players eke out 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in their triple dip. Others blow past 10 in one (or more) of those categories. Some have even swapped out assists for blocks, in one of the most devastating defensive efforts seen in recent history.
So which ones have separated themselves from the pack this season? Keep reading to find out.