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Fantasy Weekly: Top 5 Stat Lines Of 2014

Ranking the year's best performances

POSTED: Dec 29, 2014 8:41 AM ET

By Jon Hartzell,


As the year comes to a close, we count down the top five stat lines from 2014:

5. Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry goes off for 32 points and 15 assists in the Warriors big home win over the Timberwolves.

April 14, 2014 vs. Minnesota Timberlwoves
32 points (10-for-21 FG, 7-for-13 3P, 5-for-5 FT), 15 assists, five rebounds, three steals and five turnovers

Curry scored 22 of his 32 points in the first half, but the Warriors found themselves down double-digits. So he changed it up in the second half to dish out eight of his 15 assists as the Warriors rallied to win their 50th game of the 2013-14 season. Curry became the first player to record 15-plus assists and seven-plus 3-pointers since the shot was adopted in 1979 to make it an historic line. The addition of five rebounds, three steals and a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe make it remarkable.

4. Carmelo Anthony

GameTime: Melo Makes History

The GameTime panel breakdown Carmelo Anthony's historic 62 point game at MSG.

January 24, 2014 vs. Charlotte Bobcats
62 points (23-for-35 FG, 6-for-11 3P, 10-for-10 FT), 13 rebounds and zero turnovers

This is what happens when Carmelo Anthony is efficient. The talented scorer set a career-high, New York Knicks-high, Madison Square Garden-high and 2014-high with 62 points on 65.7 percent overall and 100 percent from the free-throw line. Anthony had 56 points after three quarters and added 13 rebounds just for kicks to join Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, David Robinson and Karl Malone as the only players to collect 60-plus points and 13-plus rebounds in the last 25 seasons. He also scored the most points without a turnover since turnovers were first recorded in 1977-78. Oh, and he did in it just 39 minutes as New York won 125-96.

3. LeBron James

Watch every bucket from LeBron James' career-high and franchise-record 61 points leading the Heat to victory over the Bobcats.

March 3, 2014 vs. Charlotte Bobcats
61 points (22-for-33 FG, 8-for-10 3P, 9-for-12 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two turnovers

James played arguably the best game of his career on an early-March night in Miami against Charlotte. And he did it while wearing a mask. James collected 61 points against a defensively strong Bobcats (now Hornets) squad to set a career and Heat-franchise scoring record. He set career highs for points in a quarter (25) and FGs in a game (22) and tied his career-high for 3-pointers (8). His field goal percentage (66.7) was the highest in a 60-point game since Shaquille O'Neal scored 60 points on 68.6 percent shooting in 2000. And the Heat defeated the Bobcats 124-107.

2. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis has 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks in the Pelicans opening night win over the Magic.

October 28, 2014 vs. Orlando Magic
26 points (10-for-22 FG, 6-for-9 FT), 17 rebounds (nine offensive), nine blocks, three steals, two assists and zero turnovers

Davis started the 2014-15 season off with a bang to became the first player to record 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks and three steals in a game since Hakeem Olajuwon (at age 27) in 1989-90. He also became the first to record nine blocks in an opener since Nate Thurmond in 1974 and only the third player to ever do it since blocks became official. To make the line even more ridiculous, he added two assists, zero turnovers and accomplished it all in just 36 minutes as New Orleans beat Orlando 101-84.

1. Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis records the franchises first 40/20 game with a career-high 40 points and 21 rebounds to lift the Pelicans over the Celtics in overtime.

March 16, 2014 vs. Boston Celtics
40 points (14-for-22 FG, 12-for-12 FT), 21 rebounds, three blocks, three assists, one steal and one turnover

Oh, hello again, Mr. Davis. Look at that stat line and remember that Anthony Davis is still just 21 years old. Granted, this game went into overtime, so Davis played a full 48 minutes. But Davis became the youngest player since Shaquille O'Neal to record a 40-point, 20-rebound game and the fourth-youngest in history to accomplish the feat. Add in his 12-for-12 shooting from the free-throw line, three blocks and three assists and you have a stat line that has rarely been accomplished in NBA history. For good measure, the Pelicans won 121-120.

Honorable Mentions

Terrence Ross - January 25, 2014 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
51 points (16-for-29 FG, 10-for-17 3P, 9-for-10 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and three turnovers

Kevin Durant - January 25, 2014 vs. Philadelphia 76ers
32 points (12-for-17 FG, 1-for-4 3P, 7-for-7 FT), 14 rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, one block and three turnovers

James Harden - March 9, 2014 vs. Portland Trail Blazers
41 points (12-for-28 FG, 7-for-12 3P, 10-for-11 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists, six steals, one block and four turnovers

Chris Paul - March 22, 2014 vs. Detroit Pistons
28 points (10-for-15 FG, 3-for-6 3P, 5-for-5 FT), 15 assists, four rebounds, six steals and two turnovers

Timofey Mozgov - April 10, 2014 vs. Golden State Warriors
23 points (10-for-15 FG), 29 rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and two turnovers

Corey Brewer - April 11, 2014 vs. Houston Rockets
51 points (19-for-30 FG, 2-for-6 3P, 11-for-15 FT), six steals, two rebounds, one block, one assist and two turnovers

DeMarcus Cousins - November 2, 2014 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
34 points (15-for-23 FG, 4-for-5 FT), 17 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and four turnovers

Eric Bledsoe - December 8, 2014 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
27 points (8-for-16 FG, 9-for-9 FT, 2-for-6 3P), 10 rebounds, 16 assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers

Kawhi Leonard - December 14, 2014 vs. Denver Nuggets
18 points (6-for-14 FG), eight rebounds, six blocks, five steals, four assists and one turnover

Andre Drummond - December 17, 2014 vs. Dallas Mavericks
19 points (9-for-16 FG, 1-for-6 FT), 24 rebounds, four steals, three blocks and one assist

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