So here’s Zhejiang Bulls Errick McCollum’s stat line from his last game: 82 points on 21-of-35 shooting from the field, 25-of-27 from the line, 10 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and 5 turnovers in 48 minutes! The 82 breaks Quincy Douby’s record of 75 points from a couple of years ago.
I’m not taking away anything from McCollum, who is averaging 39.6 points per game, but I have to mention that Douby only played three quarters and that’s because the CBA has the absolutely stupid rule that says a team can only play two foreigners for a combined six quarters and since no other foreign player played for the Bulls on this night, McCollum was allowed to play the entire game.
But again, I don’t care how many minutes he played or how bad defense is in China, 82 is 82 and that’s a lot. It’s one more than Kobe! Yeah, Yeah I know Kobe’s was in the NBA and his team also won. It’s just a joke — just like that time Kobe scored 68 points (29-33 fg, 10-11 ft) in 15 minutes during a China charity game.