Rookie Brandon Jennings Torches The Golden State Warriors For 55 Points
The great Brandon Jennings...yes I said it.
Jennings fresh from overseas has apparently been on a mission since June.
With Blake Griffin and Hasheem Thabeet currently sidelined, Jennings has taken the torch from Derrick Rose as the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year.
Fellow guards Ty Lawson, Tyreke Evans, and Jonny Flynn just took a step back without even moving.
Saturday night, Jennings put on the show of the year in the NBA by single-handedly wheeling his team to victory.
Fans and observers at Bradley Center witnessed one of the greatest scoring performances in NBA history.
His 55 point outburst ranks behind Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry and Earl Monroe for the NBA's top rookie performances.
Brandon Jennings scored 15 consecutive points in the third quarter to give the Bucks a small six-point advantage. Jennings, a possessed animal, hit 21 of 34 field goals against Golden State.
Michael Redd, the usual assassin sat the game out while Jennings took over his title by knocking down 7 of 8 from long range, with four coming in a single period. Typically, if a guy scores over 45 points, he'll attempt over 10 free throws but Jennings only attempted eight while converting ONLY six of those. Shucks! He missed out on two more points.
Not only did he score but the 6'1 guard leaped and grabbed five boards and distributed five assists in the process.
However, the game was close towards the finish line.
Jennings slowly put it away when he scored 29 points in the third quarter.
The bright spot for the Warriors is....they only lost by four. In the wake of the Stephen Jackson drama, Corey Maggette led the Warriors with 25 off the pine, while sharp-shooter Stephen Curry hit for 14 points.
I find it hard to believe Jennings can play at that high of a level, but he certainly can become a legite threat.
Although, Ty Lawson ferociously yammed on the Lakers last night, that's not going to outdo Jennings anytime soon.
Tyreke Evans and Jonny Flynn better step it up soon or else, the Compton Kid is going to run away with Rookie of the Year honors.
Many people would like to call him the next Allen Iverson...
If Jennings continues to sizzle, he'll find himself in the 2010 All-Star Game without question.
As Mark Jackson would put it "Mama there goes that man".
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