Published on April 28th, 2015 | by Jonathan Boyd0
NBA: Top 10 Performances of the 2014-15 Season
Boydz N The Hood counts down the best individual performances of the 2014-15 NBA season.
10. Mo money
So who saw this one coming?? Mo Williams breaks the Timberwolves’ record for points in a game with 52 to beat the Pacers!
9. Lakers fans look away now… 46 and 18!
Turns out Pau Gasol had a quite a bit left in the tank! This was a monumental game in a win during a period where the Bulls were struggling with some injuries.
8. Quad lurking
Anthony Davis went off with 36 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and nine blocks in this game. This would have been higher had his team won, plus he got a few extra minutes in overtime to accumulate more stats, but still one of the best lines of the season!
7. Fear the beard
James Harden had plenty of games that could have been on this list after carrying Houston all season long without Dwight Howard. Boydz N The Hood’s favourite is when he torched Sacramento for 51 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
6. Steph Curry with the shot
Stephen Curry is another with a collection of monster games this season. Erasing a 22-point deficit against Dallas with 51 points on 26 shots is up there as his best!
5. Standard Westbrook
Russell Westbrook regularly put up lines like this after the All-Star break but this was his best, adding a high shooting efficiency and a low turnover count to his enormous numbers. He dropped 48 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in an epic duel with Anthony Davis.
4. Who is the best point guard in the NBA?
One night after being on the wrong end of one of our top ten plays of the season, Paul made a statement against Portland. A monster 41 points, 17 assists and four steals in a road win over one of the Western Conference’s tougher teams deserves a top-five spot.
3. Anything you can do I can do better
In the same game as Westbrook’s performance at number five, it was Anthony Davis who had the last laugh with 41 points and 10 rebounds in a New Orleans win. The significance of this game over OKC in the playoff race is what makes it one of the best of season. The game winning three is not too shabby either!
2. Don’t reach young blood
Uncle Drew went off for a Cleveland franchise record 57 points against the Spurs. The calibre of opponent, the percentages (7/7 from three, 10/10 from the line) and that ridiculous three to send it into overtime had this come ever so close to the number one spot.
1. NBA History
Klay Thompson doesn’t have time for franchise records, he goes after NBA records. The NBA has been around 69 years and no player in that time has ever scored more than this man in a quarter. Thompson started the third period of this game with 13 points… and finished it with 50; impossible to top!
Did we miss any outstanding games from the 2014-15 NBA season? Be sure to let us know below!