Sixers’ T.J. McConnell racks up triple-double coming off bench


T.J. McConnell had never had an NBA triple-double before.

No Philadelphia 76er had ever had a triple-double coming off the bench before.

Check those two off the list.

McConnell had 10 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and threw in six steals to lead the Sixers to an otherwise sloppy win over the Knicks. It’s a great story, McConnell was undrafted out of Arizona, an underdog who has found his way as a solid backup point guard in Philly. When he got the triple-double with a rebound late (1:05 left in the game) the Sixers bench went nuts and the crowd chanted “T-J.” It was a fun moment that the McConnell earned with a lot of hard work.