Utah’s Joe Ingles was one assist short of first triple-double in FIBA World Cup history
Nobody. Not LeBron James or Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook. No player has ever had a triple-double in a FIBA World Cup game. Remember the games are shorter (40 minutes, same length as college, not 48 like the NBA), and in the case of the USA the team is so deep no player tends to get 30+ minutes a night to rack up stats.
Utah’s Joe Ingles almost pulled it off against Senegal.
In a game that was tighter than expected, Ingles finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.
Ingles handled the news in an Ingles way.
The Spurs Patty Mills had 22 points for Australia in the 81-68 win for Australia that was closer most of the way than expected.