T.J. McConnell sets NBA records with unbelievable triple-double

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T.J. McConnell finished the Pacers' Wednesday night game against the Cavaliers with a whopping 10 steals... and somehow, it was a little bit disappointing.

That's only because McConnell became the all-time leader with nine steals in just the first half of action, picking opponents' pockets like Apollo Robbins. That's right — no one, not even Michael Jordan (who had eight in the first half in a 1988 game), had ever come out with nine steals in a single half of NBA action before McConnell did it against the Cavs.

But that was only the first mark that McConnell made in the league record books, and it's also the reason why it was a tad underwhelming that he finished with "only" 10 steals as a whole. But in doing so, McConnell became the 11th player in NBA history to record a 10-steal triple-double, and the only one of that bunch to have done so off the bench (via Stathead).

Query Results Table
Rk Player Tm Date GS FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% TRB AST STL PTS
1T.J. McConnellIND2021-03-030881.000881.0004131016
2Draymond GreenGSW2017-02-10126.33323.6671110104
3Kendall GillNJN1999-04-031615.400614.4291031115
4Mookie BlaylockATL1998-04-141514.35737.4298111014
5Clyde DrexlerHOU1996-11-011821.381616.37510