By the Numbers: Beverley's unique company

By the Numbers: Beverley's unique company
February 2, 2014, 11:45 am
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The Rockets took care of the Cavaliers on Saturday night 106-92.

It was their 10th straight win over Eastern Conference team this season; they're 10-0.

Jeremy Lin stole the show by the end of the night. But we'll get to him in a bit. First, let's take a look at Pat Beverley's unique game.

Beverley had 10 rebounds and eights assists without scoring a single point. That's hard to do. In fact, it's the third such single game since 1985. And the other two belong to ... Dennis Rodman!

The last time Rodman did it was April 5, 1998 with the Bulls against the Rockets. He had 12 rebounds and eight assists. On April 2, 1994 with the Spurs, he had 20 rebounds and eight assists against the Charlotte Hornets.

When a player goes for zero, eight and 10, their teams are 3-0.

OK, OK. Let's talk about Lin's triple-double. It's the first of his career and the first for the Rockets this season.

The leader in the NBA? Lance Stephenson (IND) has four. Three players (Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Nicolas Batum) have two. Ten, including Lin, have one.

Lin's triple-double is the first since James Harden did it last year against Charlotte on Feb. 2. In that game, Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

Lin was the first Rocket to have a triple-double off the bench since Cedric Maxwell on March 31, 1988.