Elfrid Payton becomes 5th player with 5 straight triple-doubles
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New Orleans Pelicans point guard Elfrid Payton joined an elite group of players Monday night during his team's 129-125 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Payton finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in 37 minutes of action, making him the fifth player in NBA history to record a triple-double in at least five consecutive games.

The only other players to do so in the last 35 years are Russell Westbrook and Michael Jordan. Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson also accomplished the feat.

Payton's triple-double streak

Date Opponent Points Rebounds Assists
March 10 Hawks 15 10 10
March 12 Bucks 14 15 11
March 15 Trail Blazers 14 12 16
March 16 Suns 16 13 16
March 18 Mavericks 19 10 11

(Courtesy: Basketball-Reference)

Longest triple-double streaks since 1983-84

Player First Last Streak
Russell Westbrook 2019-01-22 2019-02-14 11
Russell Westbrook 2017-03-22 2017-04-04 7
Michael Jordan 1989-03-25 1989-04-06 7
Russell Westbrook 2016-11-25 2016-12-09 7
Russell Westbrook 2018-03-10 2018-03-18 5
Elfrid Payton 2019-03-10 2019-03-18 5

(Courtesy: Basketball-Reference)

Payton now has six triple-doubles in 2018-19, tying Chris Paul for the most in a season in franchise history.

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