It is no secret that this is the slowest time of the year for anything NBA related — players are tucked away, getting ready for the season, while those whose work depends on NBA content get their own season preparation and research done.
This seems to be the case for Rowan Kavner, the Clippers’ in-house journalist for Clippers.com, who stubbled upon this ironic fact:
Just realized both Clippers' rookies, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, totaled the same career-high (39 pts) in a game last year— Rowan Kavner (@RowanKavner) September 9, 2016
Does this mean anything? No. But it is quite the coincidence. And it give us a reason to debate about which performance, with points obviously a wash, was better. Check them out:
Brice Johnson’s 39 points:
Diamond Stone’s 39 points:
Diamond Stone: 39 points for Maryland— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 31, 2015
Most by major-conference player off bench since Marshall Henderson, 39- Dec 2013 (Ole Miss vs Oregon)
Pretty cool, huh? Plus, both games happened within a week of each other!