Victor Oladipo made some NBA history in the Orlando Magic's come-from-behind victory against the New York Knicks on Friday. The Magic rookie scored 30 points and dished 14 assists, becoming the youngest NBA player since the 1985/86 season to reach those markers.
At 21 years and 293 days old, Oladipo bested Allen Iverson's mark of 21 years and 315 days. At that age, Iverson scored 32 points and dished 15 assists in a Philadelphia 76ers loss to the Boston Celtics. Like Oladipo, Iverson was in is rookie season when he tallied that performance.
Further, only three players in Magic history have ever reached the 30-point, 14-assist mark in a single game. Darrell Armstrong last accomplished that feat on November 24th, 1999, when he tallied 31 points and 17 dimes in a loss to the Houston Rockets.
What makes Oladipo's show Friday even more impressive is that he shook off a poor start to finish with those record-setting stats: through three quarters, he shot just 3-of-10 for 11 points. He changed the game by wreaking havoc off the bounce in the fourth quarter and in both overtime periods, leading Orlando to victory.
Oladipo's Friday outburst against the Knicks raised his per-game averages to 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists.