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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Deserving of an Oscar
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

March 14, 1962

Before anybody ever used the term "triple double," Oscar Robertson averages one for an entire NBA season. The Cincinnati Royals' brilliant second-year guard completes his magnificent season in a 136-134 victory over the New York Knicks.

The 6-foot-5 Robertson averages 30.8 points a game (third in the NBA), 12.5 rebounds (eighth) and wins the assist title by handing out 11.4 a game.

"The Big O" shoots .478 from the field, fourth best in the league. His Royals finish in second place in the West with a 43-37 record, but will lose in the first round of the playoffs to the 37-43 Detroit Pistons.

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