You know how sometimes DeMarcus Cousins is prone to imposing himself on a basketball game and spends 48 minutes just dragging an opponent? Well, the Pelicans and the Bulls went into double overtime on Monday night, which meant that Cousins got to play 52 of a possible 58 minutes and threw down an insane box score en route to a 132-128 win.
Cousins went out and scored 44 points on 13-for-29 shooting with a 5-for-11 clip from three and a near-perfect 13-for-14 from the free throw line. He also tore down 24 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. It was a comprehensive performance from Cousins, who every once in a while reminds you why he is among the most dominant and uniquely-talented centers in the NBA.
In fact, what Cousins did on Monday night was historic. He was on the verge of doing something special when he slapped a 30-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game, but once he crossed the 40-point threshold, Cousins entered Wilt Chamberlain territory.