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.