“Josh Giddey Makes NBA History with Triple-Double in Each of His First Three Games at Madison Square Garden”

In the NBA game on Monday, Australia’s Josh Giddey made history by becoming the first player ever to record a triple-double in each of his first three games at the Madison Square Garden. Giddey played for Oklahoma City Thunder, and scored 16 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in 31 minutes.

The game was a close one, with the Thunder and the New York Knicks trading the lead time and again. But, Giddey’s inbound assist for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gave the Thunder the winning score with just 2.1 seconds remaining on the clock. The final score was 113-112 in favor of the Thunder. The win meant that the Thunder moved to the top of the Western Conference with a 52-22 record and secured their place in the NBA playoffs after a three-year absence.

Giddey’s performance also helped him to become only the second player in the Thunder’s history to score 10 triple doubles, with Russell Westbrook being the first with 138. Giddey’s teammate, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, returned to the game after being ruled out for the last two games due to a quad contusion. He scored 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting.

Jalen Williams led the way with 33 points on efficient 14-of-18 shooting and 8 assists. Jalen Brunson scored 30 points and 7 assists for the Knicks, while Miles McBride had 19 and Isaiah Hartenson 17 to go with 15 rebounds. However, the Knicks shot just 41.3% from the floor and 30.2% from beyond the arc. Giddey’s late-season surge for the Thunder has been remarkable. Since the NBA All-Star break, he has played well in 5 games, averaging 22.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 7.2 rebounds a game, shooting 63.9% from the floor and 52.2% from three-point range. Overall, Giddey’s performance was exceptional, and he helped the Thunder secure their win.

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