VIDEO: T.J. McConnell Sets NBA Record

T.J. McConnell had himself quite a night in Indiana's 114-111 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. McConnell set an NBA record 9 steals in the 1st half. He finished the game with 10 steals - his most important one coming with just over one minute remaining in the game, as he poked the ball loose leading to a Malcolm Brogdan breakaway layup to make it a two-possession game. 

Not only that, but he also shot a perfect 8/8 from the field and had 16 points to go along with 13 assists for the rare point/assist/steal triple-double. He's the first player since Atlanta's Mookie Blaylock to record a triple-double in that manner, as Blaylock had 14 points, 11 assists & 10 steals against Philadelphia on April 14, 1998.

McConnell's 10 steals was only one shy of tying the NBA record for steals in a game (11), which is held by Kendall Gill and Larry Kenon.

It was an interesting night in the NBA, as 4 players reached the coveted triple-double mark. Prior to tonight, the last time it happened was 14 days ago, and before that? Back on February 25, 1999. 

Congrats if you had T.J. McConnell in your fantasy lineup tonight (I did!), as you are likely winning the steals category for the week. 

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