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Insane Aldridge Stats: Best Ever.

So I spent some time on basketball-reference.com.

Here are some interesting stats (valid from 1986 forwards) about Aldridge's performance tonight:

In a single game, from 1986 to 2014, in the playoffs, with Blocks >= 3 and Points >= 43 and Minutes Played Hakeem, when coincidentally, he was playing for Houston against Portland, on May 1, 1994. Revenge is finally ours! Except Aldridge did it on the road and in 36 minutes.

However if you consider that Aldridge did this in only 36 minutes, then you start to realize the L-Train stands alone.

Aldridge is also the only player in NBA playoff history other than Hakeem in 1987 to do this: In a single game in the playoffs post Blocks >= 2, Points >= 46, Total Rebounds >= 18. However Houston lost that game at Seattle in '87, whereas Portland won theirs on Sunday. Also, Aldridge went 2 for 2 from three point land, which Hakeem never did.

Furthermore, Aldridge is the only player since 1986 in the playoffs with Total Rebounds >= 18, Points > 40, 3-Pt Field Goal Attempts >= 2, and 3-Pt Field Goal Pct >= .501.

Based on his performance these past two nights, it's safe to say Aldridge has put himself in some very rarified air that has only ever been reached by the likes of Jordan, Pippen, Magic, Karl Malone, Shaq (if you ignore FT% lol), Barkley, and a couple other names, almost all of them are Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers.

Here's hoping for the sweep.

PS -- Aldridge is the only player in recorded NBA history to post these stats in ANY game, playoffs or otherwise: Points >= 46, Total Rebounds >= 18, 3-Pt Field Goal Attempts >= 2, and 3-Pt Field Goal Pct > 50%.

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