What is a double-double in basketball?

Achieving double digits in two categories in a basketball game

A double-double is a statistical term for when a basketball player achieves double digits in two categories in a single game. For example, a player who scores double digits in assists and blocked shots reaches a double-double.

A player can achieve double digits in the following categories:

  • Points
  • Assists
  • Rebounds
  • Steals
  • Blocked shots

Who uses double-double?

Double-double is a common term that basketball announcers, players, and fans use. For example, an announcer may comment, "Durant's double-double was huge in their victory today."


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Updated October 31, 2022

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