In his best performance of the regular season to date, the two-time All-Star center Nikola Vucevic was huge for the Chicago Bulls in a home win at the United Center on the night of Nov. 29 in a convincing double-digit win over the Charlotte Hornets. Vucevic gave the Bulls a near spotless offensive outing in a 133-119 over the Hornets on Nov. 29.
Vucevic also helped the Bulls post their largest total number of points in a single game in the regular to date in this win over the Hornets.
In this win over the Hornets, Vucevic registered a team and season-high 30 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, no steals, and two blocks. And he shot 12-of-19 from the field, was perfect on six attempts from beyond the arc, and didn’t have any attempts from the free-throw line.
Nikola Vucevic’s huge night for the Chicago Bulls makes statistical history
Going a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc in this game helped Vucevic to make some history in the process. He joined a group that only includes veteran point guard Kemba Walker in terms of players in NBA history that have racked up at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists while not missing on at least five attempts from beyond the arc.
Vucevic is also the only player in NBA history to register at least 30 points, a dozen rebounds, and two blocks, in a single game while not missing on at least five attempts from beyond the arc. This really highlights the two-way impact that Vucevic was able to make in this big win for the Bulls.
With this sparkling performance from Vucevic, he was able to register his best shooting night of the season so far. It was also good for his best game score since early last season with the Orlando Magic.
It’s easy to see why this was such a big night for Vucevic. If the Bulls are going to get this type of play out of their veteran star big man moving forward, this team is going to be extremely difficult to beat in the weeks and months ahead.