Bucks strike it rich with Jennings

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Sometimes you just get lucky. Sometimes when you least expect it you get a few (or in the Bucks' case, several) things to go your way and you end up with a superstar in the making with the 10th pick in a draft that was supposed to be devoid of superstars.

Brandon Jennings

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Forty years later, Jennings shattered Abdul-Jabbar's team rookie record for points in a game by dropping 55 on the Warriors last Saturday, the most by a first-year player since Earl Monroe scored 56 in 1968 and just three points shy of the NBA mark set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1960. Warriors coach Don Nelson called it "probably the best rookie performance I've ever witnessed in 30-some years coaching."

(All stats and records are through Nov. 17.)

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