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Despite not getting the start, Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton put up 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Wednesday's 118-102 loss to the Detroit Pistons, becoming the first Magic player since Brian Shaw in 1995-96 to record a triple-double off the bench, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Having recently missed five consecutive games from March 11 to March 18 due to a wrist injury, Payton was dropped from the starting lineup in favor of Brandon Jennings, who was acquired along with forward Ersan Ilyasova in the February trade that sent forward Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons.

Both Jennings and Payton have been inconsistent since, leading to a rotation of sorts in the Orlando backcourt, with 31-year-old C.J. Watson also having a role in some games.

However, the 22-year-old Payton appeared to re-assert himself in Wednesday's contest, as his triple-double was accompanied by just one turnover, though he did only make nine of his 21 field-goal attempts.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook recorded his third consecutive triple-double—his sixth during the month of March—in Tuesday's 111-107 win over the Houston Rockets, making him the first player with six or more triple-doubles in a calendar month since Michael Jordan had seven in April 1989, per NBA.com/Stats.

Despite missing all seven of his three-point attempts, Westbrook finished Tuesday's game with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists, more than making up for a shaky shooting performance and his four turnovers.

The 27-year-old guard has an NBA-best 15 triple-doubles this season, with his Thunder owning an impressive 15-0 record in those games, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Oklahoma City has a modest 34-22 record when Westbrook doesn't put up a triple-double, including an ugly 1-5 mark in such instances this month.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry enters Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with 2,016 points during the 2015-16 season, marking the first time in his career he's topped 2,000 in a single campaign, per Sportsnet Stats.

Though he still leads the league in scoring average (30.1) by a comfortable margin, Curry actually limped to the 2,000-point plateau, putting up just 19 points in Monday's 109-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves while making only six of his 19 field-goal attempts and two of his nine three-point tries.

Of course, Curry's poor performance in Saturday's 87-79 loss to the San Antonio Spurs drew far more attention, with the 28-year-old point guard making just four of his 18 field-goal attempts and one of his 12 three-point attempts in a 14-point outing that arguably represents his worst showing of the season.

To be fair, Curry is still averaging 27.1 points per game during March, as his two-game cold streak was proceeded by five consecutive outings with 27 or more points.

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James recorded his second triple-double of the season in Monday's 124-91 home win over the Denver Nuggets, finishing with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists over 33 minutes, per NBA.com/Stats.

In addition to the gaudy counting stats, James turned in a remarkably efficient performance, making 12 of his 19 field-goal attempts while turning the ball over just three times.

Though it was only his second such outing of the season, James leads all active players with his 41 career triple-doubles, sitting well ahead of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (33), Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo (27) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (21), per Sportsnet Stats.

James also has 19 career triple-doubles that include 30-plus points, giving him the most of any player over the past 30 seasons, with Michael Jordan (14) ranking second and Magic Johnson (12) third, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Dwane Casey became the first head coach to win 200 games for the Toronto Raptors, earning his milestone victory with Thursday's 101-94 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers, per Sportsnet Stats.

Already the all-time Raptors leader in coaching wins, Casey has his squad headed for a third consecutive playoff appearance, needing just four more wins to top last season's franchise record of 49.

There's little doubt that the current team is the best in Raptors history, with its .687 winning percentage (46-21) stretching far beyond the .598 mark that it established last year.

Of course, the real test will come once Toronto gets to the postseason, as Casey's first two trips ended with first-round losses, including last season's ugly four-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Wizards in what was supposed to be a tight series.

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Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo played a huge role in Thursday's 101-94 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers, setting a new franchise single-game record by pulling down 25 rebounds, per Sportsnet Stats.

With starting center Jonas Valanciunas sidelined for a second straight contest because of a hand injury, Biyombo joined the starting lineup and proceeded to set personal season-high marks for points (16) and minutes (42), in addition to his career-best 25 rebounds.

The 23-year-old Congolese big man does have one other 20-board performance in his career, having grabbed exactly 20 rebounds in a Dec. 22 win over the Dallas Mavericks, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

Though still quite limited on the offensive end, Biyombo has a clear knack for piling up rebounds and blocks when he's on the floor, averaging 8.2 boards and 1.6 swats (but only 5.6 points) over just 22.6 minutes per game this season.

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Washington Wizards guard John Wall had 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's 117-96 win over the Chicago Bulls, marking his sixth career triple-double and third of the 2015-16 season, per Basketball-Reference.com.

He did have eight turnovers along the way, but he more than made up for it with his gaudy stat line. He added three steals and a block on top of the triple-double.

Wall also had an efficient shooting performance by making 11 of his 19 field-goal attempts, two of his three three-point attempts and five of his six shots from the charity stripe.

After going 22 months between triple-doubles, Wall now has three in the last 41 days, having previously hit the mark Feb. 5 against the Philadelphia 76ers and Feb. 23 against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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The Golden State Warriors extended their NBA-record home winning streak to 50 games with Wednesday's 121-85 blowout victory over the New York Knicksper NBA.com/stats.

Having already smashed the Chicago Bulls' old record of 44 consecutive home wins (1995-96), the Warriors are now just nine games away from becoming the first team to finish an NBA season with a perfect 41-0 record at home.

Of course, the San Antonio Spurs are vying for the same honor, with their own home winning streak (42 games) also dating back to last season and ranking as the third-longest in league history.

To make matters more interesting, the Spurs and Warriors have three meetings remaining on the schedule, with two of those coming in San Antonio, including Saturday's nationally televised clash.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Bojan Bogdanovic had 44 points in Tuesday's 131-114 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, marking the most points any Nets player has scored since the team moved to Brooklyn in 2012, per NBA.com/Stats on Twitter.

Previously owning a career-best mark of just 28 points, the 26-year-old Croatian sharpshooter shockingly made 17 of his 27 field-goal attempts and four of his nine three-point tries in Tuesday's game, adding another six points on seven shots from the charity stripe.

He also rounded out his stat line with eight rebounds and two assists, though he did turn the ball over three times while playing a game-high 37 minutes.

The biggest surprise, other than his whopping point total, was the fact that Bogdanovic did so much of his damage on two-point shots.

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San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan finished Tuesday's 108-87 win over the Los Angeles Clippers with 26,399 career points, passing Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek (26,395) for sole possession of 14th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, per NBA.com/stats on Twitter

The 39-year-old big man otherwise had a quiet outing, finishing with six points, seven rebounds and two assists over 22 minutes as the Spurs cruised to an easy victory.

Although this kind of performance has become commonplace during the least impressive statistical season of Duncan's career, he has proved capable of turning in big outings when needed most, including a recent performance of nine points, 14 boards, four assists, two blocks and a steal in last Monday's 99-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

With his Spurs almost certainly headed for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, it appears Duncan could get some extra rest down the stretch of the regular season, which should allow him to enter the playoffs in top form.