This Week in Spurs History: The last Quadruple Double

David Robinson quadruple doubleThis week in San Antonio history marked two huge milestones, as two of the four members of the "quad club" joined the elite ranks.

February 17

On February 17, 1994, San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson joined elite company in the quadruple double club. In a 115-96 win over the Detroit Pistons, Robinson finished with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocks. The NBA has not produced another quadruple double since this game.

Robinson’s frontcourt mate at the time, Dennis Rodman, had an interesting stat line as well with one point and 22 rebounds. Former Spurs forward Sean Elliott was a member of the opposing Pistons for that game.

February 18

Apparently February is the month of the quadruple double, as former Spur Alvin Robertson became the second player in NBA history to reach the milestone. In a 120-114 win over the Phoenix Suns, Robertson had 20 points, 11 rebounds 10 assists and 10 steals. He is lone member of the four players that reached quadruple doubles that did it with 10 steals. Mike Mitchell lead the Spurs in scoring in the win over the Suns.

February 20

While Robinson only registered one career quadruple double, February 20, 1990 would be one of several times Robinson would finish with a triple double. He finished with 23 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks in a loss against the Lakers during his rookie campaign. While Robinson picked up the triple double, Terry Cummings led the team in scoring with 30 points.

Also on February 20th, in 2005, Tim Duncan had 15 points and nine rebounds in an All-Star game loss to the East. Manu Ginobili was a reserve and finished with eight points and three rebounds. Duncan and Ginobili were also on the All-Star team on February 20, 2011. The West All-Stars, being coached by Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, won 148-143. Duncan was limited to just under 12 minutes and finished with two points and three rebounds. Ginobili had seven points, five assists and three steals.

February 21

On Monday, February 21, 1994, Robinson scored 50 points in a 114-89 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Robinson also had nine rebounds and six blocks.

One year earlier on the same date, Robinson started for the Western Conference All-Stars and finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 135-132 overtime win. Sean Elliott was selected as a reserved and scored five points in 15 minutes.


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