Center “Phoenix” Oleksiy Lane became the first Ukrainian basketball player with 50 double-double in the NBA.
Jubilee double-double of Lane scored in today’s match of the regular championship against “Detroit” (88:115). Ukrainian in 25 minutes scored 19 points (9 of 11 from the field and 1 of 1 free throws), collected 12 rebounds and supplied three blocks.
Since the first double-double of Lane in the NBA and 50th it has been almost 3.5 years. According to statistics, makes the Ukrainian double-double almost every seventh game in the NBA.
Interestingly, Lane after the match with “Detroit” became the first player “Phoenix” since the legendary point guard Steve Nash, who scored at least 10 double-doubles in four consecutive seasons.
His best match in NBA Lani held in March 2016 in the match with “Orlando” Ukrainian scored 31 points and collected 15 rebounds. Just six games in the NBA, the native of Antratsit were able to score at least 20 points.
In addition to Alexei Last at least one double-double in the NBA among the Ukrainian players managed to collect Vitaly Potapenko (33 times), Stanislav Medvedenko (6), Alexei Pecherov (2), Vyacheslav Kravtsov (1), and Kirill Fesenko (1).
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