Friday, November 12, 2010
Kevin Love's 31 and 31
Kevin Love had 31 rebounds! and 31 points in a single game tonight. This comes a few days after a 24 board and 23 point performance vs the Lakers, of all teams. According to ESPN, the last 3 players to do this are Moses Malone, Robert Parish and Kareem. I honestly never thought he was capable of this in the NBA. I thought that college would be his chance for stardom. But he has shown that basketball IQ can go a long way. I think he was the leading rebounder per minutes played last season. This year he's currently ranked 2nd in rebounds per game (12.8) and he only plays 28 min/game. The leader, who shall remain nameless, averages only 1.1 rebound more (13.9) in 39 minutes/game. Amazing. This is the first time in 28 years that someone has had a 30-30 game. Nice work Klove.
UCLA Season Opener
Just need to mention UCLA's first game as well. After last season's embarrassing double OT loss to Cal State Fullerton to start the year, this year's squad dropped the hammer on Cal State Northridge 83-50. At one point, the Bruins had a 41 point lead. The standout performer has to be Zeke Jones, who shot 6 for 7, including 2-2 on 3s, to finish with 15 points, 4 assists in 23 minutes. Jerime Anderson played 16 minutes but only had 1 point and 1 assist. I think we have a starter.
Nelson led the team with 17 points and Honeycutt dropped in 16. Amazingly, we shot 72% in the first half and 57% in the game. Howland is probably ecstatic that we held CSUN to 29% shooting.