Gilbert Arenas contributed 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 11 assists in the Orlando Magic's 110-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, their fourth straight win. In addition to prolonging the Magic's winning streak, Orlando's new sixth man accomplished a rare individual feat himself, becoming the first bench player in nearly 15 years to post 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 11 assists off any team's bench; L.A. Lakers legend Magic Johnson last performed the feat in a February 1996 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Arenas has Magic company on that rare list of reserves to stuff the boxscore in such a way. In a November 1991 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers, Jerry Reynolds' line included 24 points, 6 rebounds, and 11 assists. Coincidentally, Orlando forward Otis Smith appeared in that game as well. Now the Magic's President of Basketball Operations, he acquired Arenas, with whom he shares a close friendship, from the Washington Wizards less than two weeks ago.
Arenas is no stranger to success in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena. Not counting last night's performance, he's averaged 22.7 points per game in 9 regular- and post-season appearances at The Q since the start of the 2005/06 season, including a 44-point outing for the Washington Wizards in a crushing playoff defeat.