Knicks point guard Kemba Walker is one of the few players in NBA history to record a triple-double on Christmas Day.
In New York’s victory over Atlanta on December 25, Walker finished with 10 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. In the process, he became the seventh player in NBA history to post a triple-double on Christmas Day.
The first Christmas Day triple-double in Knicks history and a standing ovation for @KembaCaminante! 👏 pic.twitter.com/mPDBIwhKXQ
– NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 25, 2023
According to Stathead, Oscar Roberston is the all-time leader with four triple-doubles on Christmas Day. John Havlicek, Billy Cunningham, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Draymond Green, meanwhile, each have a triple-double to their name on vacation.
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Walker’s triple-double is his first on Christmas Day since 2017. He is also the first Knicks member to record a triple-double on Christmas Day.
It is the third triple-double in Walker’s career and the first since 2014.
Walker started this season as a starting point guard for New York, but was removed from the rotation entirely after the team’s 21-point loss to the Suns on Nov. 26. He sat down 10 games in a row before being reinserted into the lineup again on December 18. .
Walker has come back strong, posting three 20-point games since his return, including a 44-point performance in a recent loss to the Wizards, plus Saturday’s triple-double.
The Knicks improved to 15-18 on the season with their win over the Hawks on Christmas Day.