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The Year of the Triple-Double in the WNBA – WNBA.com

On Saturday night in Brooklyn, the New York Liberty host the Chicago Sky in a matchup of the two players tied for the most career triple-doubles in WNBA history – Chicago’s Candace Parker and New York’s Sabrina Ionescu.

Candace and Sabrina have each recorded three triple-doubles in the WNBA with two apiece coming this season. They alone account for 37.5% of the 16 total triple-doubles in the league’s 25-plus year history.

player DATE MATCHUP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
sabrina ionscu 7/6/22 NYL @ LVA 36 31 13 10 0 0
Moriah Jefferson 6/28/22 MIN vs. DAL 3. 4 13 10 10 two 0
Candace Parker 6/23/22 CHI @ LAS 26 10 14 10 1 two
sabrina ionscu 6/12/22 NYLvs. CHI 38 27 13 12 0 0
Candace Parker 5/22/22 CHI@WAS 30 16 13 10 0 0
Courtney Vandersloot* 9/28/21 CHI@CON 44 12 10 18 4 two
sabrina ionscu 5/18/21 NYLvs. MIN 37 26 10 12 0 1
Chelsea Gray 7/7/19 LAS vs. WAS 3. 4 13 10 13 0 0
Courtney Vandersloot 7/20/18 CHI vs. DAL 37 13 10 fifteen 1 1
Candace Parker 7/28/17 THE @ SAN 3. 4 eleven 17 eleven 0 4
Temeka Johnson 7/24/14 SEA vs. NYL 33 13 10 eleven 1 0
Sheryl Swoopes* 9/3/05 HOU @ SEA 36 14 10 10 two 0
Deanna Nolan 5/21/05 DET vs. WITH 37 eleven 10 eleven 1 0
Lisa Leslie^ 9/9/04 LAS vs. DET 38 29 fifteen 3 two 10
Margo Dydek^ 6/7/01 UTA vs. ENT 3. 4 12 eleven 3 3 10
Sheryl Swoopes 7/27/99 HOU vs. DET 32 14 fifteen 10 3 two
* playoffs ^ 10+ BLK

When looking at that list above, it’s easy to spot that triple-doubles are happening at a much faster rate over the past two seasons than they did in the early years of the league. There have been seven triple-doubles in the past 14 months, compared to nine in the first 24 years of play.

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