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Okafor in elite company

CHICAGO -- Jahlil Okafor finds himself in elite company.

The 6-foot-11 center is the first 76ers rookie to score at least 20 points in three consecutive games since Allen Iverson did it for 11 straight contests during the 1996-97 season.

Okafor finished with 22 points against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.He recorded another 22-point effort the next night against the Detroit Pistons.Then he scored 23 against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

Okafor, who will turn 20 on Tuesday, leads all league rookies in scoring at 17.6 points.

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