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Canada’s Samuel Dalembert has historic statline in NBA (VIDEO)

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Dalembert is the first NBAer to have 35 points and 12 rebounds while playing only 27 minutes (Getty Images)

Ray Lewis isn't the only athlete to draw strength from deer antlers. Maybe it was the Milwaukee Bucks' fugly retro jerseys — well, most likely it wasn't, but how else do you explain this — but Canadian Samuel Dalembert's career night on Tuesday practically seemed like an out-of-body experience unfolding before our very eyes.

The Montrealer and veteran NBA big man typically has not been his team's first scoring option, or the second, third or fourth while averaging 8.0 points and 8.1 rebounds across 11 seasons in the league, earning his keep with his defence, rebounding and shot blocking. The 31-year-old wasn't even in Milwaukee's regular rotation under the regime of former coach Scott Skiles. But the Denver Nuggets were a little lax with their low-post defence and well, Dalembert went off and then some, for 35 points and 12 rebounds in 27 minutes. No one has ever done that in the NBA.

There are really no words for it. Rotowire says the outstanding performance "was mostly a fluke," but that doesn't mean one cannot enjoy seeing Dalembert have the best night of his career, even though Milwaukee wasted it by losing. The 37 per cent of Yahoo! NBA fantasy team owners who have Dalembert on their squads — presumably because he might be handy for winning the blocks or rebounds category — should be happy, too.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to btnblog@yahoo.ca.

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