Josh Giddey Cements His Place in The History Books

Josh Giddey had himself a night on Sunday when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Dallas Mavericks at home. After becoming the second player in NBA history to record a scoreless double-double when he recorded a stat line of 0/10/10 in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans on Boxing Day, Giddey balled out against the Mavericks to become the youngest player in NBA history to record a Triple-Double at 19 years, 2 months and 23 days which beat the previous record set by Hornets young star Lamelo Ball who achieved the feat at 19 years, 10 months and 17 days.

The historic night from the gifted Australian guard was not enough to overcome the Mavericks who downed the basement-dwelling Thunder 95-86 on the back of a near triple-double from Luka Doncic. When asked about his incredible performance, Giddey didn’t seem to think much of his accomplishment stating, “It’s cool, as I said earlier in the year. The individual stats are good, you enjoy it for the night,” Giddey said “But a win is always better than individual stats. If I have zero-zero-zero and we win, it’s always better than if I have a triple-double and lose.”

Despite Giddey’s humility, Mavericks Head Coach Jason Kidd had nothing but glowing reviews for the 6th overall pick when asked about his performance, "He's unselfish. As a 19-year old, he understands how to play the game,'' Kidd said. "He's comfortable with the ball. His teammates all know that if he has it, they're gonna cut because there's a chance that they can get it. He's comfortable shooting the 3. He has the total package. At 19, it's just a matter of time of understanding how teams are going to play him. He's as good as advertised.''

The Oklahoma City Thunder get back in action Wednesday when they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first game of a home and home against the struggling Wolves. Check out below for highlights from Giddey's record-setting night.