Spurs' Dejounte Murray Sets Franchise Triple-Double Record

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Dejounte Murray would be the first to tell you he'd trade all of his triple-doubles for wins. Fortunately, his record-breaking 15th such feat came in a victory for the San Antonio Spurs.

With his monster stat line of 32 points, 15 assists, and 10 rebounds, Murray led the Spurs to a 136-121 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on the second game of the road trip and the first of a back-to-back. The triple-double was the 11th of the season for the newly named NBA All-Star and put him above David Robinson for the most in San Antonio Spurs franchise history with 15.

Only four-time NBA All-Star Nikola Jokic has more triple-doubles this season with an impressive 15.

Dejounte's triple-double on Friday was the second time he's scored 30+ points while recording one. He also tallied those 15 assists while turning the ball over just once. His 30+, 15, and 10 line was the first such triple-double a Spur has ever had.

Murray's progression will be crucial toward a potential play-in tournament bid and, more importantly, for the future of the franchise. With one of San Antonio's top offensive options, Derrick White, now with the Boston Celtics, the responsibility to drive the team is in Murray's hands more than it's ever been.

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If all works out as expected, Dejounte's All-Star selection is just the start of what should be a long, successful career in the Alamo City.