Third overall draft pick Bradley Beal has been on a tear during the last 6 weeks. The rookie two-guard is averaging 16 points/game and shooting a scorching 51% from three-point land over his last 22 games played. The Washington Wizards are a solid 12-10 during this time.
Charlotte Bobcats center Byron Mullens had a really unique and awesome game last night in their win over Boston. The Ohio State product became the first true center since Bill Laimbeer in 1990 to make four 3-pointers and haul in 18 rebounds in a single game.
Here is the full list of four 3-PT FGM & 18 REB games since 1986:
Since the 3-point line came to the NBA in 1979 only three players have shot a higher percentage from three point land than the foul line. Charlie Villanueva of this year’s Detroit Pistons is one of them.
The Milwaukee Bucks loss in Denver last night was marked by two halves. In the first 24 minutes Milwaukee outscored Denver by 15 points. The Nuggets turned on their game in the final half scoring 23 more points than the visitors.
Denver’s Ty Lawson made 9 of 11 from the charity stripe while Wilson Chandler cleaned up on the glass with 10 rebounds. The Bucks back-court of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis were held in check by the Nuggets garnering just 24 points combined while using 36 shot attempts.
But the real story in the loss was Bucks center Samuel Dalembert. The big guy exploded for 35 points on 17-21 from the field in just 27 minutes played. If he had played 40 minutes he would have scored fifty!
The offense really came out of nowhere as Dalembert averages 8 points/game in his career with a previous single game high of 27 points.
Having some fun with the Basketball-Reference Play Index tool we learn a few cool facts about his performance in Denver.