5. Allen Leavell – 24 pts, 22 assists vs. New Jersey Nets (1983)
Allen Frazier Leavell was drafted by the Houston Rockets 104th overall in the fifth round of the 1979 NBA draft. Coming off the bench, the Indiana native made an immediate impact, averaging 10.9 points per game in just 27.6 minutes per.
In the 1982-83 season, his fourth, Allen Leavell had an impressive outing in a home victory over the New Jersey Nets. On the night of January 25, 1983, everything came together for Leavell as he shot 9-of-15 to put up 24 points to go along with 22 dazzling dishes. The effort helped the 6-35 Rockets defeat the 27-15 New Jersey Nets in a major upset by a score of 114-111.
Leavell spent his entire 10-year NBA career with Space City, averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 assists on 45 percent shooting from the field.
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