NBA players usually make sure to get up a little extra against the team that traded them. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did that to a historic extent as his Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was a man possessed, posting a dream stat-line for all of his fantasy basketball owners. 33 points on 50 percent shooting on the offensive end, making both three-point attempts and all nine of his free throw attempts. He also added eight assists, five rebounds, and six combined blocks and steals. How's that for an all-around performance?
That mixture of efficiency and production places him in a league of his own in NBA history.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the first player in NBA history to …
- – score 30+ points
- – dish out 8+ assists
- – block 3+ shots
- – notch 3+ steals
- – shoot 100% from three
- – shoot 100% from the line
… all in the same game.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.