Jazz Al Jefferson had a monster 28 pt 26 reb game. Where does it stand in All-Time Jazz History?

Where does Big Al stand in terms of his HISTORIC game last night?

Al Jefferson had a really big game last night. There's a reason why they call him Big Al. Well, he did lose some weight since joining the Jazz. There's ANOTHER reason why they call him Big Al -- it's because of his production. He had 28 points last night, and 26 rebounds. That's huge. How huge is it? Well, no one on the Jazz has come close to those numbers this season. That much is obvious. How does it stack up against the rest of the Jazz team, all time, though? Well, look for yourself.

Player Season Age Opponent PTS REB P + R Total Mins (P + R) / Min Overtime Other
Karl Malone 1988-89 25 vs. Golden State Warriors 37 22 59 45 1.31 Playoffs
Karl Malone 1988-89 25 @ San Antonio Spurs 35 22 57 46 1.24
Karl Malone 1990-91 27 vs. Indiana Pacers 33 22 55 41 1.34
Karl Malone 1991-92 28 vs. Chicago Bulls 34 21 55 57 0.96 3
Karl Malone 1987-88 24 @ San Antonio Spurs 34 20 54 44 1.23
Al Jefferson 2011-12 27 vs. Dallas Mavericks 28 26 54 54 1.00 3
Karl Malone 1987-88 24 @ Los Angeles Clippers 33 20 53 46 1.15
Karl Malone 1996-97 33 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 32 20 52 49 1.06 1 Playoffs
Karl Malone 1990-91 27 vs. Portland Trail Blazers 30 21 51 41 1.24 Playoffs
Karl Malone 1997-98 34 vs. Houston Rockets 29 21 50 42 1.19
Karl Malone 1987-88 24 vs. Phoenix Suns 28 21 49 46 1.07
Karl Malone 1995-96 32 vs. Denver Nuggets 26 22 48 44 1.09
Carlos Boozer 2007-08 26 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 27 20 47 40 1.18 Playoffs
Karl Malone 1993-94 30 vs. Golden State Warriors 24 23 47 44 1.07
Donyell Marshall 2000-01 27 vs. Houston Rockets 26 21 47 48 0.98 1
Karl Malone 1993-94 30 vs. Atlanta Hawks 26 20 46 40 1.15
Carlos Boozer 2006-07 25 vs. Golden State Warriors 25 21 46 40 1.15
Carlos Boozer 2008-09 27 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 23 22 45 35 1.29 Playoffs
Karl Malone 1995-96 32 @ Orlando Magic 24 21 45 40 1.13
Carlos Boozer 2009-10 28 @ Portland Trail Blazers 22 23 45 44 1.02 1
Donyell Marshall 2001-02 28 @ Orlando Magic 24 20 44 42 1.05
Karl Malone 1995-96 32 vs. Indiana Pacers 24 20 44 44 1.00
Carlos Boozer 2006-07 25 @ Portland Trail Blazers 21 21 42 35 1.20
Carlos Boozer 2009-10 28 vs. Denver Nuggets 22 20 42 45 0.93 Playoffs
Carlos Boozer 2009-10 28 vs. Phoenix Suns 21 20 41 42 0.98

In terms of combined Points + Rebounds, it's one of the best games in Jazz recorded history. (I'm assuming Truck Robinson has had a few 20/20 games in his career, but Basketball-reference.com's boxscores do not go back that far) Of course, Big Al wasn't super efficient (he did take 25 shots to get 28 points), and he did play 54 minutes, which equaled his points and rebounds production. So what. He played big, and we got the win. And he's in the Jazz history books for his performance.

You may notice Karl Malone's name on this list a lot. It's not an accident. He was huge. If he played in today's youtube / digital / NBA League Pass age he'd be better regarded. The unsaid thing is that in these games Karl kicks everyone else's butts in stuff not on this chart, things like assists, steals, and fg%.We could spend the entire off-season talking about how great Karl Malone is. Right now we're in the middle of our playoff push. Big Al deserves the spotlight here.

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