DeMarcus Cousins did something Tuesday night that only Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor and Oscar Robertson had done before him — record a 40-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist NBA game.
The former Kentucky star and current New Orleans Pelicans All-Star dropped 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists in a 132-128 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls. Cousins was 13-for-29 shooting from the floor with five 3-pointers. He was 13-for-14 from the free throw line.
And he did it on a night when teammate Anthony Davis had 34 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Cousins’ 44/24/10 stat line was just the 10th 40/20/10 game in NBA history. Chamberlain reached the feat six times.
Yo @boogiecousins chill out man!! Sheesh!!! Super sick stat line
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 23, 2018
Cousins and Anthony were named starters for the 2018 All-Star Game last week. It’s the fourth All-Star appearance for Cousins. The former Kentucky star is averaging 25.2 points and 12.6 rebounds per game in his eighth NBA season.
The Pelicans have won seven of their last 10 games. They’re 25-21, good for sixth place in the Western Conference.