The night Moses Malone had 38 pts, 32 boards (VIDEO)


Moses Malone had a lot of amazing nights on the court in his Hall of Fame career, but none of them may have been as impressive as Feb. 11, 1982.

Malone played for the Houston Rockets at the time, and they were hosting the Seattle Supersonics and their All-Star center Jack Sikma. Malone had a tremendous night: 38 points and 32 rebounds — a record 21 of them offensive boards. Technically those rebounds stats are not official (they did not track those numbers as part of the official box score until 1985) but those numbers come from the Associated Press story on the game. That’s a pretty reliable source, and would be more in one game than any player has grabbed since the NBA started counting.

Malone passed away last weekend at the age of 60. There has been an outpouring of emotion from around the NBA. He will be missed.