You don’t hear much about Dwight Howard these days, but the eight-time NBA All-Star is still a very productive player, averaging 16.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for the Charlotte Hornets.
And on Wednesday night, the 32-year-old turned back the clock for a dominant performance reminiscent of his prime years with the Orlando Magic. Actually, what he did in this game was something he’d never even done before, and something that only Kevin Love (2010) has also done since 1982: a 30-point, 30-rebound performance.
Howard dropped 32 points and pulled down 30 rebounds in the Hornets’ 111-105 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
NBA players to put up 30 points and 30 rebounds in a game since 1982:
— Kevin Love
— Dwight Howard https://t.co/MBBjArV54U
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) March 22, 2018
6 most recent 30-point, 30-rebound NBA games
Dwight Howard: Tonight
Kevin Love: Nov 12, 2010
Moses Malone: Feb 11, 1982
Robert Parish: March 30, 1979
Moses Malone: Feb 9, 1979
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Feb 3, 1978
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) March 22, 2018
Dwight Howard’s Hall of Fame chances have been heavily debated, but a night like this will certainly add a little boost to his case, and it appears he still has a few more productive seasons left.