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Stat Of The Week: Chris Kaman & "20 Without 30"

This week's stat of the week comes from Clipper blogger Steve Perrin, who earlier in the week in his Clippers season preview over at Clips Nation, found this amazing nugget regarding All-Star center Chris Kaman:

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On a slightly less serious note, Chris Kaman is currently the NBA leader in a very curious statistic.  He has more career games scoring over 20 points without ever scoring over 30 points than any other player since per game data is available starting in 1986-87.  He has scored over 20 73 times in his career, including 39 times last season alone, but has never reached the 30 point plateau.  I like to call this stat the "20s without 30", or 20wo30 for short.  Kaman was a remarkably consistent scorer last season, topping 20 points per game in over half the games in which he played, and failing to score in double figures only six times.  But he's never had that monster game, despite at least one 20 point half last year.

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That, in a word, is astonishing. Kaman is an easy enough player to root for. He's an odd dude, is often hilarious in interviews if not downright weird. It seems fitting that he would have such an odd statistic.

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Surprisingly, the Clippers had only six 30-point games all of last season, two of which were by Rasual Butler.

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