The Cleveland Cavaliers fell 100-89 to the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night, and you'll never guess who finished the game with career-highs of 15 points and eight rebounds.
That's right. Anthony Bennett, the first overall pick in this year's draft, finally scored in double figures. And it only took him 33 games!
More specifically, Bennett finished with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, and he even hit two of three shots from beyond the arc. Just as a reminder, the UNLV product hasn't hit a three-pointer since Dec. 4 and has never hit two in the same game. So yes, this is kind of a big deal.
Here's a look at how long it took the first overall picks from the last five drafts to score in double figures:
|First Overall Pick||First 10-point Game of Career||Game No.|
|Anthony Bennett (2013)||15 pts vs. New Orleans Pelicans||33|
|Anthony Davis (2012)||21 pts vs. San Antonio Spurs||1|
|Kyrie Irving (2011)||14 pts vs. Detroit Pistons||2|
|John Wall (2010)||14 pts vs. Orlando Magic||1|
|Blake Griffin (2009)||20 pts vs. Portland Trail Blazers||1|
The chart above really captures Bennett's struggles perfectly.
If you're a Cavaliers fan and need some comic relief, go ahead and laugh and this guy who promised to tattoo the box score of Tuesday's game on his face if Bennett scored more than 10 points.
We can't confirm that this is the person who made the promise, but the tattoo would probably look something like this: