Gustavo Ayon Gets Sequential


Last night against the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets forward Gustavo Ayon did something pretty cool.

He had one assist, two steals, three blocks, four rebounds, and five points.


It’s a nifty stat line; a testament to the type of yeoman’s work Ayon does for the Hornets. With his sequential line, he stands among players who proudly own similar 1-2-3-4-5 stat lines like Vlade Divac, Ben Wallace, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas—players beloved by fans for doing the little things to keep their team in the game.

While Ayon didn’t have a particularly strong outing, his two field goals in the game came late in the fourth quarter, both game-tying baskets. Two of his three blocks came in crunch time; one as the Hornets mounted their late comeback, and the other as the Hornets were protecting their short-lived lead with less than two minutes left in the game.

His lone assist was a smart bounce pass out of the post, away from the reactive Bulls defenders, to a wide-open Trevor Ariza for a corner-3.

As far as 1-2-3-4-5 games go, since the 1985-86 season, only Danny Schayes has logged the same combination of points, rebounds,  assists, steals, and blocks as Ayon. He did it in 1985.

Ayon is tied with a bunch of other players for most games with the 1-2-3-4-5 stat line. However, they all (probably) trail Jon “Contract” Koncak, the Hawks’ 1985 draft bust and pariah, who has logged a 1-2-3-4-5 stat line on at least two occasions, in addition to playing in the same game where John Williams logged a 1-2-3-4-5 of his own. Not sure this achievement really makes up for his outrageous contract, though.

I’m getting sidetracked. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Gustavo Ayon did something pretty cool.

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