4.22.88: Charles Oakley somehow had 26 points and 35 rebounds vs the Cavs
The 26 points alone by Charles Oakley was impressive considering Oakley was averaging 12 points a game and only scored over 20 8 times during this season. But doubling his scoring average, matching Michael Jordan, and grabbing an insane 35 rebounds in just 41 minutes sounds like a boxscore typo…but we have video proof above.
Jordan was a big reason for Oakley’s big night. His Airness missed 14 of his 26 attempts and Oakley had 16 offensive rebounds.
To add to the insanity, Oakley followed up this game with 24 points and 21 rebounds vs the Celtics in the final game of the season. Yes, that means Oakley had 50 points and 56 rebounds in 2 games.
Since 1985, there’s been 27 instances of 25/25 games and 2 instances of 25/30 games. Kevin Love in 2010 had the other with a 31/31 masterpiece. The highest point total in a 25/25 games was Chris Webber who had 51 points to go with 26 rebounds back in 2001.