The rarities of professional basketball - the 100-point game, the quadruple-double - are almost taken for granted in video game hoops. Then someone pulls off both feats with the same player, in the same game.
bernzomatic, playing for Miami in NBA 2K11's "My Player" career mode, was a steal short of a quad-dub when he rolled his ankle and hit the disabled list for four weeks. Coming back from the sprain, he wanted to leave no doubt he could have sealed the deal.
"The game was winding down and I noticed that, on top of the quadruple double, I had almost broken the 100 point mark," bernzomatic writes, "so I decided to continue scoring as much as possible until the game ended."
He ended up with 106 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists and 11 steals. I had him supply five different screenshots verifying the feat (he made 41 of 61 shots, 19 of 20 free throws, and scored all but 59 of Miami's points in a 165-112 whitewashing of Cleveland).
For those wondering, he got A+ teammate grades in all phases. I was expecting his advisor to pop up and chew him out for hogging the ball. bernzomatic was even praised for "good shot selection."
It's one hell of a Box Score - easily our game of the week. And here it is:
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Now the Kotaku Sports open thread commences with the sports TV highlights for today and tomorrow. All times are U.S. Eastern.
Today you may catch Phoenix at Detroit on NBC and CBC at 1, then Buffalo at Philadelphia at 5 p.m. on TSN, Montreal at Boston at 7 on CBC and Versus, and Los Angeles at San Jose at 10 on Versus and TSN. Tomorrow, it's Caps at Rangers, NBC and TSN at 3 p.m., and Vancouver at Chicago, Versus and CBC at 8. TSN also has Anaheim at Nashville at 6 p.m.
Things kick off today with Indiana at Chicago (1 p.m., ESPN), then Philadelphia at Miami on ABC at 3:30, followed by Atlanta at Orlando at 7 and Portland at Dallas at 9:30, both on ESPN. Tomorrow, TNT gets the tripleheader, with Memphis at San Antonio (1 p.m.), New York at Boston (7 p.m.) and Denver at Oklahoma City (9:30). ABC's 3:30 p.m. game is New Orleans at the Lakers.
Fox's game of the week today is either the Mets at Braves, Angels at White Sox, or Twins at Rays, 4 p.m. Check local listings. WGN has the Cubs at Rockies at 8. Tomorrow, TBS has the Blue Jays at the woeful Red Sox, 1:30 p.m.; Bugs-Rocks on WGN again at 3, and ESPN's game of the week is the Rangers at the Yankees at 8 p.m.
NASCAR's Aaron's 499 runs from Talladega at noon on Sunday.
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