NBA: Kobe Bryant, John Wall and the Top 10 Performances of 2010-11 Thus Far

Chris FaigCorrespondent INovember 21, 2010

NBA: Kobe Bryant, John Wall and the Top 10 Performances of 2010-11 Thus Far

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    About only a month into the 2010-11 NBA season, we have already witnessed many outstanding games from some of the league's prime talent.

    From Kevin Love putting up 31 points and 31 rebounds, to Rajon Rondo recording a triple-double with 21 assists, this season has not been disappointing whatsoever. It seems like almost every night there is some player doing something spectacular.

    The following slides exhibit the top 10 individual performances of the 2010-11 NBA season as of Nov. 20.

Monta Ellis, Golden State Warriors

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    Top Performance This Season

    Oct. 27 vs. Houston Rockets: 46 Points, 2 Assists, 3 Rebounds, 2 Steals

     

    Monta Ellis has been quite the offensive threat this year, averaging more points so far than in any season of his career. This was Ellis' first of two 40-point performances this season.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    27.7 PPG, 4.8 APG, 4.0 RPG, 2.58 SPG, and .17 BPG

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 20 vs. New York Knicks: 58.3% FG, 44 Points, 15 Rebounds, 7 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Block

     

    Averaging a double-double on the season, Blake Griffin has been very consistent in his rookie year.  On Nov. 20 against the Knicks, Griffin put on a show at home, almost recording a triple-double.  

    Griffin has so far proven that he can be a solid all-around player at the professional level, with the potential of being great.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    18.5 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 2.1 APG, .80 SPG, .4 BPG

Paul Millsap, Utah Jazz

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 9 vs. Miami Heat: 67.9% FGs, 46 Points, 9 Rebounds, 1 Assist, 1 Steal, 1 Block

     

    This performance reaches the top 10 because Millsap guided the Utah Jazz to victory over the Miami Heat on the road. Millsap was one rebound short of a double-double, but scored an impressive 46 points.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    20.4 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.20 SPG, .9 BPG

LeBron James, Miami Heat

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 9 vs. Utah Jazz: 20 Points, 14 Assists, 11 Rebounds, 3 Blocks, 1 Steal

     

    LeBron James and the Miami Heat have not gotten off to the start they may have hoped for, but if he can turn out more triple-doubles, they would be much better off.  

     

    2010-11 Stats

    23.4 PPG, 8.8 APG, 5.3 RPG, 1.85 SPG, .62 BPG

Stephen Jackson, Charlotte Bobcats

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 20 vs. Phoenix Suns: 24 Points, 10 Rebounds, 10 Assists, 2 Steals, 2 Blocks

     

    Stephen Jackson recorded the very first triple-double in the seven-year history of the Charlotte Bobcats. This was only Jackson's second triple-double of his 10-year NBA career.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    19.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.31 SPG, .38 BPG

Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 7 vs. Portland Trail Blazers: 20 Points, 14 Rebounds, 10 Assists, 3 Steals

     

    Against the Trail Blazers, Pau Gasol put up his first triple-double of the season, with more sure to come from one of the elite players in the NBA.

    Gasol has always been known as a dominant rebounder, but this season he has been averaging 12.3 RPG, which would be a career high. Gasol is third in the league in rebounds behind Kevin Love and Joakim Noah.


    2010-11 Stats

    22.4 PPG, 12.3 RPG, 4.1 APG, 1.54 BPG, .69 SPG

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 3 vs. Sacramento Kings: 30 Points, 12 Assists, 10 Rebounds, 1 Steal

     

    Kobe Bryant has been one of the most dominant players in the NBA for the last 10 years or so.  

    Nov. 3 against the Kings was his first and only triple-double of the season so far, but knowing Kobe, there will be numerous to come down the road.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    26.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, 1.08 SPG, .23 BPG

John Wall, Washington Wizards

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    Top Performance This Season

    Nov. 10 vs. Houston Rockets: 19 Points, 13 Assists, 10 Rebounds, 6 Steals, 1 Block

     

    In his rookie season, John Wall has been quite amazing, just short of averaging a double-double. In what was the first triple-double of his young career, Wall had a game to remember, also recording six steals.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    18.1 PPG, 9.8 APG, 4.0 RPG, 3.25 SPG, .25 BPG

Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics

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    Top Performance This Season

    Oct. 29 vs. New York Knicks: 10 Points, 24 Assists, 10 Rebounds, 1 Steal

     

    Rajon Rondo has been an assist machine this season, doing whatever is necessary for his team to win.

    On Oct. 29 against the Knicks, Rondo was only six assists short of Scott Skiles' all-time record of 30 assists in a single game.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    11.2 PPG, 14.3 APG, 4.8 RPG, 2.50 SPG, .25 BPG

Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves

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    Top Performance This Season

    11/12 vs. New York Knicks: 31 Points, 31 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 1 Block 

     

    Kevin Love had the first 30 point-30 rebound game since Moses Malone in 1982.  

    In only his third season, Love is having his best season yet as he attempts to make the Timberwolves into a contender in the West.

     

    2010-11 Stats

    17.6 PPG, 13.8 RPG, 1.8 APG, .57 SPG, .5 BPG