Stephen Jackson Nets Big 3×2

by November 21, 2010

On his mother’s birthday, Stephen Jackson tallied a triple-double, the second of his career and the first ever for the Charlotte Bobcats. Yahoo! with the 411: “Before the Charlotte Bobcats scattered for the offseason last spring, Stephen Jackson walked into his exit interview and heard coach Larry Brown issue a challenge. ‘He told me I was one of the guys in the league that could either come close or flirt with a triple-double every night,’ Jackson said. ‘That says a lot from a Hall of Fame coach like Larry Brown to believe that you can do that.’ Jackson did his coach proud on Saturday night with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the first triple-double in franchise history in the Bobcats’ 123-105 victory over a listless Phoenix Suns team playing without Steve Nash… Jackson’s other triple-double came Feb. 4, 2009, when he had 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Phoenix. ‘The only great thing about it,’ Jackson said, ‘is that it’s a great gift for my mom on her birthday.'”