Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond notched another 20-point, 20-rebound game in their game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, finishing with 20 points and a whopping 24 rebounds. With that, he now has 11 such games this season, which ties the second most 20-point, 20-rebound contests in a season in the past 35 years, per StatMuse on Twitter.
Andre Drummond logged his 11th 20p/20r game of 2018-19, tied for the second-most in a season in the last 35 years. #DetroitBasketball
— StatMuse (@statmuse) March 9, 2019
Drummond’s monster game helped lead the Pistons to a 112-104 victory over the lowly Bulls. He shot 9-of-15 from the field, and rounded out his line with two assists, three steals, and two blocks in 43 minutes.
21-year NBA veteran Kevin Willis holds the record for most 20-20 games in a season with 12, which he accomplished in the 1991-92 season with the Atlanta Hawks, per StatMuse. Drummond’s 11 ties Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who did it in the 2010-11 season with Minnesota, and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, who did it with the Sixers way back in 1986-87.
Drummond was not named to the All-Star team this season. Nevertheless, he, alongside his front court partner Blake Griffin, has been key in the Pistons’ bid to return to the playoffs this year.
The Pistons rebounding machine continues to be a beast on the glass this season. Drummond has grabbed a total of 929 rebounds this year, averaging 15.2 per game. In addition, he is also averaging a career-best 17.6 points per contest. Moreover, his 5.1 offensive rebounds per game leads the NBA.
With his rebounding marks, he is well on pace to lead the league in rebounding for the second straight season and for the third time in his career.