Wednesday 2 January 2019 15:17, UK
Jusuf Nurkic made NBA history by posting the first '5x5' stat line to include 20+ points and rebounds in the Portland Trail Blazers' overtime win over the Sacramento Kings.
The '5x5' is a stat line where a player records in excess of five points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in a single game.
It is a rarely-achieved feat in the NBA. New Orleans center Anthony Davis scooped a '5x5' in a 121-120 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on November 21, 2018.
Before that, the NBA's last '5x5' came in December 2015 courtesy of Draymond Green in a Golden State Warriors' double-overtime win over the Boston Celtics.
Nurkic produced 24 points, 23 rebounds, seven assists, five steals and five blocks in 37-and-a-half minutes on the court as the Blazers outlasted the Kings to win 113-108 in overtime. The Bosnian center connected on five of his 10 field goal attempts and went 15-of-17 at the free throw line.
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Until Nurkic's performance, no '5x5' in NBA history has ever featured in excess of 20 points and 20 rebounds. Houston Rockets' legend Hakeem Olajuwon went closest, posting a '5x5' including 38 points and 19 rebounds in a Rockets win over the then-New Jersey Nets in November 1993.
Click the video at the top of the page to watch the highlights of Nurkic's historic '5x5' performance
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