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Missing Elgin Baylor Triple-Double Found

1st July 2024

We know that Elgin Baylor had 26 triple-doubles in his regular-season NBA career. However, for many years we have only known the particulars around 25 of the 26. We knew we were missing details on one in the 1962-63 season, but we weren't certain which one. We are happy to announce that we have discovered that this 'missing' triple-double occurred on March 1, 1963 in a game at the Chicago Coliseum against the Chicago Zephyrs (now known as the Washington Wizards). Baylor finished the game with 33 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. With the addition of this data, we now have the details on 3,450 of the 3,475 known triple-doubles in NBA history. Of the 25 triple-doubles we are missing details on, 14 of them belong to Bob Cousy. We know Cousy had 33 triple-doubles, but we have details on just 19 of them. If you have access to official scorer's reports for older NBA games, please let us know!

The official scorer's report for this game is attached below.

Below is the list of known triple-doubles for which we are missing details:

BOB COUSY MISSING TRIPLE-DOUBLES
1950-51 2
1951-52 1
1952-53 5
1953-54 1 (PROBABLY 11/1/53)
1955-56 4
1957-58 1

JOHN HAVLICEK MISSING TRIPLE-DOUBLES
1967-68 1

BILL RUSSELL MISSING TRIPLE-DOUBLES
1962-63 1

JERRY LUCAS MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLES
1968-69 1

DAVE DeBUSSCHERE MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLES
1965-66 1 (PROBABLY 12-14-65)

GENE SHUE MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLES
UNKNOWN (57-62) 2 (BOTH WITH PISTONS)

RED KERR MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLES
1965-66 1 (PROBABLY 12/14/65)

DICK McGUIRE MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLES
UNKNOWN (58-60) 1 (WITH PISTONS)

MEL HUTCHINS MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLE
1955-56 1 (PROBABLY 12/10/55)

MAURICE STOKES MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLE
1957-58 1

FRED SCHAUS MISSING TRIPLE DOUBLE
1951-52 1 (PROBABLY 3/16/52)

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