

Extreme individual performances and their results
All minimal requirements are set not by accident. I counted how many times every condition occurred during last decade and if result was something between 2570 per season it became a minimal requirement. Because it's rare enough to call it great or awful performance and usage of 10year outlook makes a goodsized sample. Note that all statistics are based on databasebasketball.com website and take into consideration all games from November 3 1995 to March 14 2006. Every category is divided into the same parts. At first a few information about last and actual season because we have fresh in mind what happened so I thought it would be nice to compare it with facts. "Cinderella" part name a players who can be not widely known to general public because most of them are end of bench type but they somehow achieved minimal requirement. After that much wider 10year view with many curiosities.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Kobe Bryant  29 times with 1712 record 2) Allen Iverson  22 times with 166 record 3) Gilbert Arenas  14 times with 68 record Random observation 1: Vince Carter had 8 such games, 7 were wins. Random observation 2: Paul Pierce (4), Damon Stoudamire (1), Darius Miles (1), Marbury (1), Garnett (1) and Jamal Crawford (2) lost all such games. Random observation 3: LeBron James had 13 such games with 94 record Cinderella: Darius Miles, Apr 19 2005, 47 points against Nuggets. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Bucks (10), Heat (9) and Suns (9).
Last 10 seasons
1) Allen Iverson  72 times with 4923 record 2) Kobe Bryant  59 times with 4019 record 3) Tracy McGrady  38 times with 2414 record 4) Michael Jordan  37 times with 334 record (well, it's not quite fair comparison because he retired) 5) Shaquille O'Neal  29 times with 263 record Random observation 1: Karl Malone had 13 such games, all were wins. Random observation 2: Glen Rice had 11 such games, all were wins. Fastest: Stephon Marbury, Nov 11 2000, needed only 29 minutes to collect 41 points. Onedimensional: Damon Stoudamire, Jan 14 2005  1 as, 1st, 0rb, 0to and 54 points on fg=20/32. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Bucks (38!) and Warriors (26). Blowouts (+15 pts): 92 (.160 of all) Cinderella's: 1) Tony Delk, Jan 2 2001, 53 points in 50 minutes. 2) Acie Earl, Apr 12 1996, 40 points in 44 minutes. 3) Lamond Murray, Jan 2 2002, 40 points in 38 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Steve Nash  22 times with 175 record 2) Brevin Knight  17 times with 710 record 3) Jason Kidd  7 times with 61 record Random observation 1: Billups (4), Baron Davis (6), Marbury (4) and Andre Miller (4) won all games when they reach that 15assist mark. Random observation 2: I have no idea why but such games occurred 28 times in January when on other months around 11... Cinderella: Jason Hart, Dec 21 2004, 15 assists in 30 minutes against Nets. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Bucks (7) and Lakers (6).
Last 10 seasons
1) Jason Kidd  59 times with 4118 record 2) John Stockton  35 times with 305 record (well, it's not quite fair comparison because he retired) 3) Marc Jackson  33 times with 249 record (look at note above) 4) Steve Nash  27 times with 225 record 5) Brevin Knight  27 times with 1710 record Random observation 1: Terrell Brandon (11), Baron Davis (10) and Tim Hardaway (6) won all that kind of games. Random observation 2: Avery Johnson had 9 such games, 8 were wins. Random observation 3: Stephon Marbury had 16 such games, 14 were wins. Random observation 4: Damon Stoudamire had 12 such games, 9 were losses. Fastest: Nick Van Exel, Jan 7 1998 needed just 25 minutes to collect 18 assists! Onedimensional: Jason Williams, Jan 21 2005  4 points, 1 rebound, 2 turnovers, 1/8 fg and 15 assists. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Clippers (25), Rockets (24) and Bucks (23). Blowouts (+15 pts): 92 (.204 of all) Cinderella's: 1) Brent Barry, Feb 21 2003, 16 assists in 38 minutes. 2) Anthony Goldwire, Mar 7 1996, 15 assists in 40 minutes. 3) George Mccloud, Mar 26 2001, 22 assists in 49 minutes. 4) Jacque Vaughn, Nov 22, 2000, 15 assists in 30 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Kevin Garnett  9 times with 36 record 2) Marcus Camby  6 times with 51 record 3) Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard  5 times with 32 and 41 record respectively Random observation 1: The shortest player on that list was 67 Marion, who did it twice. Random observation 2: 12 times a player with 20+ rebs had 0 assists. Cinderella: Dan Gadzuric, Apr 18 2005, 20 rebs in 32 minutes against Sixers. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Bobcats and Suns  6.
Last 10 seasons
1) Dennis Rodman  38 times with 344 record 2) Ben Wallace  36 times with 2610 record 3) Dikembe Mutombo  34 times with 1717 record 4) Kevin Garnett  31 times with 1615 record 5) Tim Duncan  22 times with 1210 record Random observation 1: PJ Brown (3), Dale Davis (4), Brian Grant (4), Ervin Johnson (3), Yao Ming (3), David Robinson (4), Arvydas Sabonis (3), Kenny Thomas (3) were the only players with at least 3 such achievements who won all games. Random observation 2: Shaq had 19 such games, 17 were wins. Random observation 3: Shawn Kemp had 3 such games, all were losses. Fastest: Jayson Williams, Dec 30 1995 needed just 25 minutes to collect 22 rebounds! Onedimensional: by far the best was Reggie Evans, Mar 10 2006  0/3 fg, 1 to, 2as and 20 rebounds. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Magic and Suns  26. Blowouts (+15 pts): 67 (.146 of all) Cinderella's: 1) Keon Clark, Mar 7 2000, 22 rebounds in 38 minutes. 2) SF Mike Dunleavy Jr., Mar 2 2004, 20 rebs in 42 minutes. 3) Grant Long, Feb 14 1996, 21 rebs in 44 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Larry Hughes  7 times with 52 record 2) Brevin Knight  4 times with 31 record 3) Shawn Marion  4 times with 31 record Random observation 1: There were as many as 49 different players on that list! Random observation 2: Marcus Camby at 611 was both the only center and the tallest player who accomplished that feat. Cinderella: Damien Wilkins, Mar 5 2006, 7 steals in 26 minutes against Jazz. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Jazz (7), Bucks (5), Celtics (5) and Hawks (5).
Last 10 seasons
1) Mookie Blaylock  23 times with 158 record 2) Doug Christie  22 times with 148 record 3) Jason Kidd  19 times with 118 record 4) Eddie Jones  16 times with 115 record 4) Allen Iverson  16 times with 106 record 4) Ron Artest  16 times with 97 record Random observation 1: Shareef AbdurRahim (3), Caron Butler (3), Grant Hill (2), Ruben Patterson (2), Jason Terry (2) and Mitch Richmond (2) lost all such games. Random observation 2: Both Tim Hardaway and Scottie Pippen had 8 such games, 7 were wins. Random observation 3: Chris Webber had 5 such games, all were wins. Fastest: Marcus Banks, Apr 2 2004, needed only 17 minutes to collect 7 steals! Onedimensional: by far the best was Ryan Bowen, Dec 6 2002 against Kings  0/3 fg, 3 rebs, 0 pts, 0 as and 7 steals in 26 minutes. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Sixers (30) and Celtics (24). Blowouts (+15 pts): 126 (.237) Cinderella's: 1) PF Scott Burrell, Mar 29 1998, 6 steals in 26 minutes. 2) C Marty Conlon, Jan 5 1997, 6 steals in 28 minutes. 3) Tony Farmer, Mar 24 2000, 6 steals in 25 minutes. 4) PF Grant Long, Nov 25 1995, 7 steals in 38 minutes. 5) Haywoode Workman, Apr 16 1999, 7 steals in 34 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Marcus Camby  9 times with 63 record 1) Andrei Kirilenko  9 times with 81 record 3) Joel Przybilla  4 times with 04 record 3) Josh Smith  4 times with 22 record Random observation 1: SF Josh Smith is arguably the stranger on that list but he had the most blocks in one game  10. Cinderella: Michael Ruffin, Nov 3 2004, 7 blocks in 39 minutes against Memphis. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Hornets (5) and Jazz (4).
Last 10 seasons
1) Dikembe Mutombo  42 times with 3012 record 2) Theo Ratliff  31 times with 229 record 3) Alonzo Mourning  29 times with 209 record 4) Shawn Bradley  25 times with 1411 record 5) Marcus Camby  21 times with 129 record Random observation 1: Ben Wallace had 15 such games with 114 record Random observation 2: David Robinson had 20 such games with shocking 191 record Random observation 3: Greg Ostertag had 11 such games, 9 of them were wins. Random observation 4: Shaquille O'Neal had 12 such games, 11 of them were wins. Random observation 5: Andrei Kirilenko had 11 such games with 101 record. Random observation 6: Kevin Garnett had 6 such games, all were wins. Random observation 7: Tim Duncan had 112. Fastest: Shawn Bradley, Dec 6 1995, needed only 16 minutes to collect 9 blocks! Onedimensional: Calvin Booth, Jan 13 2004 against Cavs  1/4 fg, 2pts, 0 rebs, 0as, 1to and 10 blocks! The easiest targets: the most such games were against Nets (26) and Sixers (24). Blowouts (+15 pts): 74 (.183) Cinderella's: 1) Mamadou N'Diaye, Nov 4 2002, 8 blocks in 23 minutes. 2) Zeljko Rebraca, Apr 8 2002, 7 blocks in 34 minutes. 3) Olden Polynice, Mar 3 2000, 7 blocks in 28 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Quentin Richardson  6 times with 60 record! 2) Ray Allen  5 times with 32 record 3) A few players with 3 times. Random observation 1: Raja Bell had 2 such games, both were losses with less than 4 points margin. Random observation 2: Rashard Lewis and Kobe Bryant had 3 such games, all were wins. Cinderella: Dan Dickau, Feb 13 2005, 7 threes in 35 minutes against Magic. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Sixers (7), Jazz (6) and Celtics (6).
Last 10 seasons
1) Ray Allen  15 times with 105 record 2) George Mccloud  11 times with 47 record 3) Reggie Miller  10 times with 73 record (well, it's not quite fair comparison because he retired) 3) Nick Van Exel  10 times with 82 record 4) Quentin Richardson  8 times with 71 record 4) Antoine Walker  8 times with 44 record Random observation 1: There were as many as 101 different players on that list! Random observation 2: Latrell Sprewell (3), Peja Stojakovic (3), Glen Rice (3), Cuttino Mobley (3), Hersey Hawkins (3), Vince Carter (3), M. Abdulrauf (3) and Robert Horry (2) won all that kind of games. Random observation 3: Latrell Sprewell on Feb 4 2003 made 9 threes on 9 attempts. Fastest: by far the best was Henry James on Apr 15 1997. He needed only 10 minutes to made 7 threes! His team (Hawks) won. Onedimensional: Sam Mack, Apr 19 1999, 7/12 fg, 21pts, 0rebs, 2as, 0to, 1st and 7 threes made. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Bucks (19) and Sonics (17). Blowouts (+15 pts): 75 (.291) Cinderella's: 1) Jaren Jackson, Nov 20 1999, 7 threes made in 23 minutes. 2) Jannero Pargo, Mar 26 2004, 7 threes made in 39 minutes. 3) Trevor Ruffin, Dec 20 1995, 7 threes made in 30 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Allen Iverson  8 times with 35 record 2) Dwyane Wade  5 times with 23 record 3) Kobe Bryant  5 times with 23 record Random observation 1: Steve Nash and LeBron James both had 3 such games, all were... wins! Random observation 2: Antoine Walker (2), Gilbert Arenas (2) and Yao Ming (2) lost all that kind of games. Cinderella: Mark Blount, Nov 5 2005, 8 turnovers in 28 minutes against Bobcats. The toughest targets: the most such games were against Warriors (6) and Pistons (5).
Last 10 seasons
1) Allen Iverson  24 times with 816 record 2) Jerry Stackhouse  19 times with 613 record 3) Jason Kidd  18 times with 711 record 4) Stephon Marbury  16 times with 412 record 5) Antoine Walker  13 times with 58 record 5) Steve Francis  13 times with 58 record Random observation 1: Juwan Howard and Michael Jordan had both 4 such games. All were wins. Random observation 2: Tim Duncan (42), Steve Nash (31), Hakeem Olajuwon (41), Chris Webber (52) and Paul Pierce (53) and aforementioned Howard and Jordan were other only examples of players with winning record. Fastest and Onedimensional: Brent Price, Feb 19 1996, 1/3fg, 2pts, 0as, 0 reb, 1st and 8 turnovers in 18 minutes. The toughest targets: the most such games were against Celtics (27) and Magic (23) Blowouts (+15 pts): 75 (.179) Cinderella's: 1) Loren Meyer, Jan 16 1997, 8 turnovers in 34 minutes. 2) Terry Dehere, Mar 18 1996, 8 turnovers in 23 minutes. 3) Jason Caffey, Mar 29 1998, 8 turnovers in 36 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Jason Kidd  14 times with 104 record 2) LeBron James  8 times with 80 record! 3) Kobe Bryant  5 times with 14 record Random observation 1: Damon Stoudamire had 2 such games, both were losses. Cinderella: Chris Duhon, Nov 2 2005, 18points, 10 rebs, 12 assists in 39 minutes. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Sixers (7), Warriors (5) and Raptors (5).
Last 10 seasons
1) Jason Kidd  69 times with 5118 record 2) Grant Hill  27 times with 198 record 3) Chris Webber  18 times with 135 record 4) Antoine Walker  14 times with 122 record! 4) Kobe Bryant  14 times with 104 record. Random observation 1: Jason Kidd had 3 times tripledouble on 2 days in a row. Grant Hill and Bob Sura got it once. Random observation 2: There were only 4 tripledoubles with 10+ blocks  Ben Wallace twice, Jermaine O'Neal and Dikembe Mutombo once. Random observation 3: There were only 3 tripledoubles with 10+ steals  Kendall Gill, Mookie Blaylock and clyde Drexler. Random observation 4: LeBron James had 8 such games, all were wins. Random observation 5: Vlade Divac (5), Paul Pierce (5), Mookie Blaylock (4), Karl Malone (4), Charles Barkley (3), Gilbert Arenas (3), Sam Cassell (3) and Kevin Johnson (3) also won all such games. Random observation 6: Kevin Garnett had 13 such games with 112 record. Random observation 7: Only Gary Payton (57) and Ray Allen (12) had multiple such games with losing records. Fastest: Karl Malone, Nov 28 2003, needed only 26 minutes to collect 10pts, 10as and 11 rebs. The easiest targets: the most such games were against Warriors (25) and Sixers (21). Blowouts (+15 pts): 100 (.272) Cinderella's: 1) Anthony Bowie, Mar 19 1996, 20/10/10 in 41 minutes. 2) Blue Edwards, Mar 1 1996, 15/13/11 in 41 minutes. 3) Robert Pack, Apr 13 2001, 12/10/11 in 40 minutes. 4) Rodney White, Mar 24 2003, 17/12/10 in 39 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Shaquille O'Neal  7 times with 43 record 2) Tim Duncan  4 times with 40 record 2) Kevin Garnett  4 times with 31 record 2) Amare Stoudemire  4 times with 31 record Random observation 1: Dwyane Wade (3), Antoine Walker (2), Carmelo Anthony (2), Gilbert Arenas (3), Marcus Camby (2), Juan Dixon (3), Josh Howard (3), Tony Parker (2), Zach Randolph (2) and Kenny Thomas (3) won all that kind of games. Random observation 2: Dwight Howard had 2 such games, both were losses. Cinderella: Brian Cook, Feb 7 2006, 12/16 fg. The easiest targets: Hawks (12), Sonics (10) and Raptors (9).
Last 10 seasons
1) Shaquille O'Neal  31 times with 247 record 2) Tim Duncan  16 times with 151 record 3) Karl Malone  15 times with 141 record 4) Kevin Garnett  14 times with 122 record 5) David Robinson  11 times with 92 record Random observation 1: Elton Brand had rare losing record at 57 but the he wasn't the worst  Brian Grant had 04. Random observation 2: Kobe Bryant, had 3 such games, all were wins. Also one of the most impressive performances belongs to him  20/26 fg on way to 45 points on Dec 21 2000. Random observation 3: Rasheed Wallace (6), Horace Grant (5), Shawn Marion (5), Steve Nash (5), Dirk Nowitzki (4), Calbert Cheaney (4), Terrell Brandon (4), Larry Johnson (4), Jason Kidd (4), Rashard Lewis (4), Patrick Ewing (3), Avery Johnson (3) won all that kind of games. Fastest: Eddie Robinson on Mar 10 2001 and Cedric Ceballos on Apr 15 1997 needed 17 minutes to hit 10 shots on 13 and 11 attempts respectively. Onedimensional: Mike James, Apr 20 2005, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 turnover, 0/0ft, 0 st, 0 blocks and 24 points on 10/13fg The easiest targets: Celtics (33), Hawks (32), Mavs (30) and Warriors (30). Blowouts (+15 pts): 241 (.352) Cinderella's: 1) John Amaechi, Dec 23 2000, 11/14fg in 35 minutes. 2) Mario Bennett, Apr 3 1998, 10/12 fg in 35 minutes. 3) Wayman Tisdale, Mar 26 1997, 10/12 fg in 30 minutes. 4) Tony Massenburg, Mar 26 1997, 10/12 fg in 33 minutes. (It's not misprint, it was on the same day) 5) Don Maclean, Feb 1 1997, 12/16 fg in 30 minutes.
For 200405 and 200506 seasons
1) Gilbert Arenas  5 times with 14 record 2) LeBron James  2 times with 02 record 2) Tracy McGrady  2 times with 02 record 2) Quentin Richardson  2 times with 20 record 2) Allen Iverson  2 times with 20 record Random observation 1: There were 33 different players on that list. Random observation 2: The worst percentage had Rip Hamilton 3/22 on Dec 18 2004. Cinderella: Jeff McInnis, Jan 28 2005, 4/20 fg against Knicks. The toughest targets: the most such games were against Warriors (4), Wolves (4) and Sixers (4).
Last 10 seasons
1) Allen Iverson  20 times with 614 record 2) Antoine Walker  13 times with 310 record 3) Stephon Marbury  11 times with 29 record 4) Jerry Stackhouse  9 times with 36 record 5) Tracy McGrady  8 times with 26 record 5) Baron Davis  8 times with 26 record Random observation 1: Only four players had at least 2 such games at winning percentage  Keith Van Horn (30!), Jamal Mashburn (32), Quentin Richardson (21) and Chris Webber (20). Random observation 2: The most such games without a single win had Jason Kidd (6), Glenn Robinson (6) and Ray Allen (5). Random observation 3: There were 14 such games against Blazers. All of them Portland won. Random observation 4: The worst percentage had Allen Iverson and Chris Webber  2/21. To make it even more interesting those games were within 6 days in March 2004. Fastest: Antoine Walker, on Nov 24 1999 against Spurs, needed only 25 minutes to miss 16 shots out of 21. The toughest targets: Knicks (25), Heat (18), Spurs (15). Blowouts (+15 pts): 46 (.172) Cinderella's: 1) Austin Croshere, Nov 17 2000, 5/20 fg in 35 minutes. 2) Kevin Edwards, Nov 22 1995, 5/21 fg in 34 minutes.
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