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DeMarcus Cousins posts best NBA figures since 1972

New Orleans Pelicans power forward DeMarcus Cousins became just the fifth player in history to register 40+20+10 in the NBA.
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DeMarcus Cousins posts best NBA figures since 1972
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DeMarcus Cousins posted an incredible statistical feat matched by only four other players in NBA history. The Pelicans power forward scored 44 points to help New Orleans to a 132-128 double-OT win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday. If that wasn't enough in itself, he also brought down 24 rebounds and made 10 assists.

Fifth player to manage the feat in the NBA

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is only the 10th 40-point, 20-point, 10-assist game in NBA history. Only Wilt Chamberlain, who pulled off the feat six times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor and Oscar Robertson have registered the numbers Cousins put up Monday. Abdul-Jabbar was the last to turn the trick, in 1972.