DeMarcus Cousins is on one of the greatest two-game streaks ever seen by an NBA big man.
After scoring a career-high 48 points vs the Indiana Pacers Saturday night, Boogie broke that mark just two nights later by exploding for 56 points against the Charlotte Hornets.
That's a Sacramento Kings record and puts Boogie in some special NBA company:
Back-to-Back Games with 45 Points & 10 Rebounds - Last 30 Seasons DeMarcus Cousins Antawn Jamison Michael Jordan Charles Barkley— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2016
DeMarcus Cousins: 3rd game this season with 40 points & 10 rebounds (no other player has more than one)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2016
It's also Cousins' ninth 30-point, 10-rebound performance in the last 12 games. While Cousins had already become one of the NBA's best big men over the past few years, it's no coincidence that he's having a the best season of his six-year career.
Rajon Rondo has helped Cousins take his game to another level, and in turn, Cousins has helped Rondo revive his All-Star level of play after it appeared he'd lost it last year.
Against the Hornets, Rondo dished out 20 assists with 10 boards and seven points.
Rajon Rondo is the first player with 20 assists, 10 rebounds, and fewer than 10 points in a game since Magic Johnson in April 1988— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2016
Most pts in game in which teammate had 20 assists Wilt Chamberlain 100 DeMarcus Cousins 56 (Monday) via @eliassports pic.twitter.com/nelkfkOCbz— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2016
Rajon Rondo: 12th game this season with 15 assists, twice as many as the next closest player (Russell Westbrook)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2016
This comes after Rondo picked up his sixth triple-double of the year Saturday, putting him behind only Draymond Green for the NBA lead. Rondo has also dished out 10 or more assists in 12 straight games, a Sacramento record. All of this has helped power the Kings into the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.
Unfortunately, it didn't lead to a win Monday night as Sacramento fell 129-128 in overtime to Charlotte. Still, it doesn't overshadow just how special of a season Rondo and Boogie are having. They're undoubtedly the best duo of former Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA.