Ok, this is so cool I almost can’t even believe it.
On December 15, Kobe Bryant had a ridiculous game, going for 53 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, good percentages, and just an all-around stat line-stuffing performance. But was it the best game of the year, fantasy-wise? What about two nights later when Gilbert Arenas went off for 60, 8, and 8? These are the things that I simply must know.
The answer? Neither of those games were the best, though they were #2 and #3, respectively. The best game of the year also belongs to Kobe, who in the same game that Gilbert scored 60 (Washington won the game 147-141 in OT … a true fantasy goldmine), posted 45 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists, 7 threes, and a stellar 15/24 from the field. Not that he needs it, but Kobe, if you want to use this evidence to support your statement that Gilbert was padding his numbers by taking bad shots, you have my permission.
It’s an interesting list. Jason Kidd, Mr. Triple-Double, fails to make an appearance in the top ten games of the season, but Warriors journeyman Matt Barnes slides in securely at #4, and Celtics phenom Tony Allen is #7. Kobe is the only guy with multiple appearances, at #1 and #2, no less.
Oh, one other thing: Now you can also see who had the best performances from the night before. Last night? Mehmet Okur.
See for yourself: (You may want to bookmark this page …)