GETTING IT OUT OF THE WAY

Only nine players have had 55 points and 15 rebounds in an NBA game; Karl-Anthony Towns is the second-youngest to achieve the feat. The only players to do it before age 23:

Player Age Date Pts Reb

Rick Barry, San Francisco 21 years, 261 days Dec. 14, 1965, at New York 57 15

Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves 22 years, 133 days March 28, 2018, vs. Atlanta 56 15

Rick Barry, San Francisco 22 years, 215 days Oct. 29, 1966, at Cincinnati 57 15

Anthony Davis, New Orleans 22 years, 347 days Feb. 21, 2016, at Detroit 59 20

A SELECT LIST

The nine NBA players to have recorded 55 points and 15 rebounds in a game, a list that includes some of basketball’s greatest players:

Wilt Chamberlain (13 times)

Rick Barry (2)

Anthony Davis

Michael Jordan

Karl Malone

Kevin McHale

Shaquille O’Neal

Purvis Short

Karl-Anthony Towns