1995-1996 NBA season: Gheorghe Muresan drops 27 points, 11 rebs on Bulls

Many did not believe Gheorghe Muresan would be able to last even a couple of seasons in the NBA.

The big Romanian proved everyone wrong as he not only became a starting center for the Washington Bullets, but also led the NBA in FG percentage during 95-96, 96-97 seasons, hitting 58 and 60 percent of his shots respectively.

In his four seasons with the Bullets, the 7’7 Muresan averaged double figures in scoring in all but one season. In 95-96, he averaged career best in points (14.5 ppg), rebounds (9.6 rpg) and blocks (2.3 bpg).

In total, Muresan spent 6 years in the NBA, playing 307 games (207 started), averaging 9.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 1.5 bpg in 22 minutes of playing time.

In this video below  from the 95-96 season, Muresan starts the game with the Bullets, who were playing the champion Chicago Bulls.

Muresan scored 27 points, grabbed 11 boards and blocked 4 shots in the game, proving he was way better than many thought. The game supposedly took place on January 15, 1996. Check it out below.



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