Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard did something Wednesday night seen only one other time in the past 36 years. With a rebound in the final seconds of a 111-105 victory at the Brooklyn Nets, Howard finished with 32 points and 30 boards to become the first player since 2010 — and just the second since the 1981-82 season — to have a 30-30 game. The previous player to do it was Kevin Love in 2010, while he was with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had 31 points and 31 rebounds in a win against the New York Knicks. Prior to that, the previous 30-30 night belonged to Moses Malone, who notched 38 points and 32 rebounds in a game in 1982.

Howard’s monster performance came on a night when Charlotte rallied from a 23-point deficit to get the win. At 6-foot-11, Howard had a competitive advantage on the boards and in the post Wednesday night, as Brooklyn did not play anyone taller than 6-foot-8.

According to Elias Sports Bureau research, at 32 years old, Howard is the first player 30 or older to post a 30-30 game since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1978, also against the Nets. The last player older than Howard to reach the plateau was Wilt Chamberlain, who had the last of his record 124 30-30 games at the age of 35, according to Elias.

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