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Remembering Lamar Odom's Greatest Game as a Heat Player

In his only season with the Miami Heat, Lamar Odom was very good. He averaged 17.1 points (second best in his career), 9.7 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. As you can see, Odom was very good, versatile and all-around player. 

That was in 2004 and Odom was one of the best players at his position. On March 6 that year, the Heat squared off against the Sacramento Kings, who were one of the best teams in the league with a 45-16 record. On the other side, Miami had a negative record with only 27 wins and 36 losses. 


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Dwyane Wade, who was a rookie that season, was out of that game with the injury. Lamar Odom took the team on his shoulders and led them to a big win, with the Heat scoring 102 points and the Kings having 6 points fewer than them. The Heat forward was simply fantastic as he posted his only triple-double of the season. He did a great job on both ends of the floor and he finished with 30 points, 19 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals and a block. Odom shot 11-for-18 (61.1%) from the field, 1-for-2 (50%) from the long range and 7-for-12 (58.7%) from the charity stripe.

With this game, Odom posted a record for the season in scoring, assisting and rebounding. In his next-best scoring game he had 29 points, and when it comes to rebounds and assisting he had 18 and 10 respectively in those categories. 


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