Dwight Howard’s Twenty-Twenty Games

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Dwight Howard posted yet another game of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds last night.  24 and 25 to be exact.  That’s the fourth time this season he’s done this.  This is all the more impressive because the Orlando Magic have only played 14 games thus far.  I decided to look up the totals for 20-20 games on Basketball Reference.  As you can see from the table below, Howard’s rate is astounding.  He is in career number territory on this stat after just six seasons.

BIG NOTE: These stats are provided by Basketball-Reference.com, the best website on earth, and the box scores in the database only go back to 1986.

Rk Player Pos From To Count
1 Charles Barkley* F 1986 1998 42
2 Hakeem Olajuwon* C 1986 1998 38
3 Dwight Howard C 2006 2012 36
4 Shaquille O’Neal C 1993 2005 34
5 Kevin Garnett F 1998 2008 27
6 Kevin Willis F 1986 1995 23
7 Tim Duncan F 1998 2010 20
8 Patrick Ewing* C 1986 1997 19
9 Kevin Love F 2010 2012 13
10 David Robinson* C 1990 2001 13
11 Karl Malone* F 1988 1998 12
12 Rony Seikaly C 1990 1994 12
13 Bill Laimbeer C 1986 1990 10
14 Buck Williams F 1986 1991 10
15 Moses Malone* C 1986 1989 9
16 Dikembe Mutombo C 1992 2001 9
17 Zach Randolph F 2003 2011 9
18 Chris Webber F 1995 2006 9
19 Elton Brand F 2001 2006 8
20 Marcus Camby C 2001 2008 7
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/19/2012.
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One Response to “Dwight Howard’s Twenty-Twenty Games”

  1. jpalumbo Says:

    You know a reason Howard is SO high up this list so early? He’s always played with a stretch 4 instead of another rebounder. Shaq in his youth played next to Horace Grant and then Elden Campbell. Olajuwon had Sampson and then Thorpe. Ewing had Cartwright and then Oakley. Barkley had Moses and then Mahorn and then West. Robinson had Rodman and then Duncan. Teams were built around that double rebounder model instead of the one big with a bunch of shooters model that you need in the zone era.

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