25 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 1 block. Those are prime Olajuwon numbers right there. For real. Who on the Raptors could possibly accumulate those statistical units in a single game? Ibaka? Too old. DeRozan? Can’t rebound. Caboclo? Yeah, if he turned into the next Giannis like Masai so desperately wanted. Delon Wright? LMAO I AM LOLING RIGHT NOW.
Wright just put on the show of his career. He absolutely did it all and more. 25 points is already way improbable for him. 13 rebounds, equally improbable. Maybe even more so since he’s a PG. Both at the same time? People are going to look back at this game by him and wonder what the hell happened. Because it’s going to go down as the greatest game of his career. It’s like when Terrence Ross scored 51. What the hell happened?
This video tells part of the story, but I didn’t show the rebounds because I’m a lazy bum who hates fun. In the end, the 25 points were acquired mostly in the way that most not-so-scoring-prone players score a ton of points: three-pointers.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch the highlights from the game where John Henson also put up prime Olajuwon numbers in his rookie season and then got worse and worse forever.