Former Buckeye Evan Turner is having quite a week. The 2010 National Player of the Year at Ohio State is the sixth man for the Portland Trailblazers. On Monday night, he became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double, off the bench, while not missing a shot. Turner went 5-5 from the floor in a 13 point, 11 rebound, 10 assist performance in a win over Minnesota. On Wednesday night, Turner made more NBA history. He recorded yet another triple double in Portland's win over Memphis. Turner had 13 points (this time he missed one shot--going 6-for-7), 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
Turner, who played 25 minutes in his Monday triple-double, played 28 minutes in Wednesday's performance against Memphis. ESPN and Elias Sports say it's the first time a bench player has recorded a triple-double in consecutive games, dating back to the 1970-71 season, when the NBA officially began statistically keeping track of starters. Turner's back to back triple-doubles is also rare in Portland. It's just the second time in franchise history that a Trailblazer player has had triple-double's in consecutive game. The other guy is basketball Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler back in 1989. After the game, Turner was interviewed on the court by NBC Sports Northwest. You can check it out below.