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Best performances against each team since 84


Best performances against each team since 84

by Kevin Bertalotto,

In this article we’ll be looking at the top 2 best regular season performances against each team. Enjoy!

Vs 76ers: In Philadelphia against Joel Embiid, James Harden had a historic game with 51 points, 13 rebs, 13 dimes shooting 16/28 and 6/11 on 3s. W

Honorable mention: Russell Westbrook vs the Sixers at home back in 2015 had 49, 15 rebs and 10 asts on 16/33 shooting. W

Vs MIL: At against the Bucks Karl Malone aka “The Mailman” scored 61 points shooting 21/26, collected 18 rebs and stole the ball 3x. W

Honorable mention: Allen Iverson on the road finished the game with 54 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 5 asts. W

   Vs CHI: At home against the Bulls Demarcus Cousins had a Wilt Chamberlain-esque game. Scored 44 pts, gobbled  23 rebs, had 10 asts and 4 stls and got the win in double OT.  W

Honorable mention: In just 29 minutes CJ McCollum had 50 pts shooting 18/25, grabbed 5 rebs and assisted on 2 shots. W

   Vs CLE: No doubt Michael Jordan’s 69 points on 62% shooting, 18 rebs and 6 asts alongwith 4 stls was the best performance vs the Cavs. W

Honorable mention: Yet again Michael Jordan had a great vs CLE but this time he had 54, 14 rebs and 6 asts along with 3 stls.W

Vs BOS: Devin Booker’s 70 points is the most pts ever scored in Madison Square Garden, Devin also grabbed 8 rebs and assisted 6 shots. L

Honorable mention: In 1989 Michael Jordan in 89 had 42 points, 9 rebs, 11 asts and stole the ball 8x shooting 56%. W

 Vs LAC: David Robinson at Los Angeles scored 71 points, grabbed 14 rebs and dished out 5 asts. W

Honorable mention: On his birthday Shaquille O’Neal had 61 points, collected 23 rebs, had 4 asts too. W

   Vs Mem: LeBron James vs the Grizzlies scored 51 pts, grabbed 8 rebs and assisted on 9 shots shooting 64%. W

Honorable mention: Kobe Bryant had 56 points, gobbled 5 rebs and had 4 asts. W

   Vs ATL: Going against Dominique Wilkins in Boston, Larry Bird finished the game with 50 13 and 7 on 19/25 shooting. W

Honorable mention: No surprise Michael Jordan scored 61 pts, grabbed 10 rebs and stole the ball 4x.

Vs MIA: Against his future team the Miami Heat, Lebron James played great with 47 pts, 12 rebs, 9 asts shooting 16/25. W

Honorable mention: Going against a young Wade, Allen Iverson finished the game with 38 pts, 6 rebs and 16 asts getting the victory in OT. W

   Vs CHA: In a win over the Hornets, Jimmy Butler scored 52 pts, grabbed 12 rebs and dished out 6 asts. W

Honorable mention: At home Carmelo Anthony had the hot hand scoring 62 points, gobbling 13 rebs and shot 66%.

Vs Uta: In a blowout win over the Gobert-less Jazz, James Harden had 56 pts, 2 rebs and 13 asts on 76% shooting. W

Honorable mention: Damian Lillard at home scored 59 points, collected 5 rebs and dished out 6 asts. W

   Vs SAC: David Robinson at home had 48 pts, 16 rebs, 6 asts, 4 stls and 4blks. W

Honorable mention: 37 of Klay Thompson’s 52 pts came in the third quarter, Klay finished the game 11-15 on 3s. W

   Vs NYK: Arguably his best triple dub, James Harden had 53 pts, 16 rebs and 17 asts on 54% shooting.  W

Honorable mention: Dwyane Wade at home scored 46 pts, grabbed 8 rebs and dished out 10 asts while shooting 55%. W

Vs LAL: Going against Lonzo Ball in L.A., Joel Embiid had a historic game with 46 pts, 15 rebs, 7 asts and 7 blks on 70% shooting. W

Honorable mention: Gilbert Arenas had 60 points against Kobe’s Lakers but also had 8 rebs and 8 asts. W

Vs ORL: Taking over the 4th Q and OT, Russell Westbrook had 57 pts, 13 rebs and dished out 11 asts against a healthy Magic. W

Honorable mention: James Harden’s 60 pts is the most pts scored in a triple double. James also had 10 rebs and 11 asts vs the Magic missing their two best players. W

Vs Dal: In the first 3 quarters Kobe Bryant outscored the Mavs 62-61. Kobe collected 8 rebs and shot 58%. W

Honorable mention: On the road Clyde Drexler had 41, 8 and 15 asts on 17/23 shooting. L

Vs NJN: At home vs the Nets Michael Jordan scored 58 pts, had 8 rebs, 3 asts along with 3 stls and 2 blks. W

Honorable mention: Michael Adams finished the game with 45, 11 and 12.

Vs DEN: Trailing in the 4th Russell Westbrook took over and finished the game with 50 16 and 10 giving him his 42nd triple dub of the season. Oh yeah he also made the game winning 3 at the buzzer. W

Honorable mention: Anthony Davis scored 50 pts, gobbled 15 rebs, assisted on 5 shots, stole the ball 5x and blocked 4 shots. L

Vs IND: Although his all around game was not great, Klay Thompson did score 60 pts having the ball for only 90 secs.

Honorable mention: Chris Webber hada Wilt type game of 51 pts, 26 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls and 2 blks. L

Vs NO During Stephen Curry’s first MVP season had an efficient game vs the Pelicans scoring 53 pts, grabbed 4 rebs and dished out 9 asts while shooting 63% and 9/13 on 3s.  W

Honorable mention: Russell Westbrook vs Anthony Davis had 48 9 and 11 plus 4 stls on 53% shooting. L

Vs DET: Anthony Davis vs Andre Drummond  on the road scored 59 pts, collected 20 rebs and shot 71%. W

Honorable mention: Kevin McHale at home scored a then franchise record of 56 pts, grabbed 16 rebs too on 22/28 shooting. W

   Vs TOR: It’s a no brainer Kobe Bryant’s 81 pt game is the best performance vs the Raps. Besides scoring the 2nd most pts in a game ever he shot 61%. W

Honorable mention: LeBron James at TOR had 45 10 and 5 on 50% shooting. L

   Vs HOU: Vs their rivals, Dirk Nowitzki scored 53 pts, gobbled 16 rebs shot 53% and blocked 4 shots . W

Honorable mention: On the road John Stockton jad 26 pts, 24 asts, stole the ball 6x and shot 12/16. W

Vs S.A.: Purvis Short of GS had 57 and 15 vs the Spurs in 1984. W

Honorable mention: Hakeem Olajuwon at home hada triple dub of 38, 10 rebs, 4 asts, 5 stls and 10 blks. L

Vs PHX: Michael Jordan against the 89 Suns had 53 pts, 14 rebs and 8 asts on 20/28 shooting. L

Honorable mention: Russell Westbrook scored 48 pts, grabbed 17 rebs and dished out 9 asts. L

Vs SEA: In a loss Hakeem Olajuwon had 38 pts,  17 rebs, 6 asts, 7 stls, 12 blks. L

Honorable mention: Magic Johnson vs Seattle had 29 pts, 9 rebs, 21 asts. W

   Vs MIN: Another great game by Hakeem Olajuwon with 46 pts, 19 rebs, 8 asts shooting 70%. W

Honorable mention: David Robinson had a triple double with 43 pts, 11 rebs, 10 blks. W

Vs POR: In 50 mins Kobe Bryant had 65 pts, 7 rebs and shot 59%. W

Honorable mention Charles Barkley vs Drexler had 41 pts, 22 rebs, 5 asts, 6 stls on 13/18 shooting. W

   Vs GSW: At Oakland, Dwight Howard scored 45 pts, collected 13 rebs, stole the ball 4x, blocked 2 shots.  W

Honorable mention: Hakeem Olajuwon was so close to a quadruple double of 29 pts, 18 rebs, 9 asts and 11 blks on 13/18 shooting. W

   Vs WAS: This season LeBron James on the road  had 57 pts, 11 rebs and 7 asts on 68% shooting.  W

Honorable Mention: Vince Carter as a Net had 46 pts, 16 rebs and 10 asts shooting 16/28. W




The Shumpert Track


The Shumpert Track:

by Francis S Estepan,
Published February 16th, 2018

With the 2011 1st round pick, the New York Knicks Draft Iman Shumpert. Fast forward Dec. 25th scores his first buckets in the NBA, finishes the game Vs Boston with 11 Points on 3-13 shooting.  The 6’5 shooting guard was known to be value on the defensive of the lineup.  He could be compare to the likes of Tony Allen.  With career highs 27 Points, 16 rebounds, 9 assist (on different occasions) on the offensive side he really found his strength and pride defensively.  I guess it can be said that he is above average defensively and below average offensively in comparison to other shooting guards in the NBA.

Back in 2015, he saw himself as “the first NBA player to have a legitimate music career”. Most recently tracks here and there and one album called “Full Court Press, Vol 1” can be found but it doesn’t seem that much have stuck or made it to the mainstream.  Music and basketball usually go hand in hand with many NBA players and rappers wanting to crossover to the different lifestyle.

Recently traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three team deal that mostly benefitted the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sacramento currently stands with a record of 18-38 are far from championship contention.  The Kings haven’t made the playoffs since the 05-06 season.  Fortunately, Vlade Divac risky actions off trading who could have been a team center piece could be paying off with proper developments of their most recent rookie acquisitions.

Shumpert will be going from a competing team to rebuilding (or tanking) team. An argument can be made that he was the biggest loser in this transaction especially after reports that teams (clippers) did not want his services.  Both Joe Johnson and Derrick Rose will go through waiver procedures and more than likely find a team before the playoffs starts.  Crowder 3 and D capabilities will fit right in Utah.  The newly acquire Cavaliers’ seem to be adjusting really well playing alongside LeBron James.  So the questions ¿What value does Shumpert have, if any?


Coming into this 3rd team in his career, Shumpert could be on his way to becoming a journeyman in the NBA getting signed by teams needing to fill small roles and for salary caps purposes.  Defensive minded players losing their valued in the NBA could be associated with the quicker and amount of shots that teams are taking.  Having a defensive stopper is almost irrelevant when in transition or when guys like Harden and Curry are popping off 40 footers.  Entering this year Memphis officially ended the Grit and Grind era trading away Randolph and Tony Allen.  Players like Shumpert are losing value.

Shumpert NBA career does not seem to have taken a turn for the better. Sacramento can be seen a great place for veterans like Randolph and Carter who number 1 job is to help the younger guys develop.  Looking at Shumpert style of play, even at 27, he may have already peak or his room for improvement would not be worth developing.  It is still yet to be determined how he would break into the lineup where he is 1 of 5 shooting guards.

What’s the next track for Iman Shumpert? After making a recovery from his latest injury, we are hoping that he improves his jumper and is still able bring toughness defensively. Shumpert should make his debut as King after the All Star Break!!  Would hate to see people remember Shumpert for his afro hair and being the other shirtless guy next to Kyrie and Henny JR.