primarily the impossible 50-level video games of All-Time

this textual content material was initially printed on March 26, 2020.

we’re ready to all think about occasions when superstars like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant went off for 50-level video games.

however the place have been you on the nights Andre Miller and Corey Brewer rained holy hell upon all comers and joined the 50-level membership inside the method?

It’s straightforward for these sorts of feats – accomplished by a pair of of primarily the most unheralded and unassuming gamers attainable – to get misplaced in historic previous.

So, we’ve written this textual content material to make rattling constructive that they don’t.


fifty five factors, 5 assists 21-34 FG, 7-eight 3P (forty one minutes)

Milwaukee Bucks 129 – Golden State Warriors a hundred twenty five

November 14, 2009

Early in his a lot-hyped matchup with fellow prized rookie Steph Curry in November 2009, Brandon Jennings missed his first three photographs and was benched for the the rest of the essential quarter.

however rather than dropping his head, Jennings bounced again and dropped fifty five factors instead.

He scored all of his factors throughout the remaining three quarters, and 29 of them acquired here inside the third quarter.

And this was simply his seventh NBA recreation!

Jennings’ fifty five level evening time was powered by some fully deadeye three-level taking pictures, the youthful Buck hitting seven of his eight makes an try from past the arc.

safe to say that Curry’s 14 factors regarded considerably vanilla as in contrast.

And but, inside the years to return, Curry would flip proper into a again-to-again MVP winner and Jennings could be out of the league earlier than his 30th birthday.


fifty one factors, 9 rebounds, sixteen-29 FG, 10-17 3P (forty 4 minutes)

Toronto Raptors 118 – l. a. Clippers 126

January 25, 2014

Terrence Ross has on a daily basis been a case of unrealised potential, however for one nightly solely, he realised the f*ck out of it with a fifty one-level explosion which tied Vince Carter’s franchise file.

Crazier nonetheless was the very actuality Ross was averaging simply 7.4 factors per recreation on the time, the backside amongst all gamers to ever drop 50.

additionally, his earlier profession-extreme was simply 26, tied for the backside ever amongst members of the 50-level membership.

Oh, and he hit 10 threes on his strategy to fifty one, so as that was nice too.

ANDRE MILLER (PORTLAND path BLAZERS) – fifty two factors

fifty two factors, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 22-31 FG (forty two minutes)

Portland path Blazers 114 – Dallas Mavericks 112

January 30, 2010

Andre Miller was principally acknowledged for his talents as a distributor, not a scorer.

however on this express evening time, a 34-yr-outdated Miller was a bucket-getting machine, using his outdated man recreation to squeeze fifty two-factors out of the unsuspecting Dallas Mavericks in an emphatic further time victory.

Miller was unbelievable all evening time, taking pictures 22-31 from the sphere and extremely reaching the 50-level mark with simply one tried three-pointer (he made it).

Cop that, Mark Cuban.

TONY DELK (PHOENIX SUNS) – fifty three factors

fifty three factors, 6 rebounds, 20-27 FG (50 minutes)

Phoenix Suns -117 – Sacramento Kings 121

January 2, 2001

Tony Delk averaged decrease than 10 factors per recreation for almost all of his profession, and but again in 2001 he decided to drop fifty three on his outdated workforce (he did it on their residence floor too).

Delk was averaging simply eight factors per recreation on the time, the second-lowest amongst all gamers to ever rating 50 plus factors.

extremely, he didn’t hit a single three inside the method and by no means topped 27 factors exterior of that one fantastic evening time.


fifty one factors, 2 rebounds, 6 steals, 19-30 FG (forty five minutes)

Timberwolves 112 – Rockets one hundred ten

April eleven, 2014

Corey Brewer may be bouncing throughout the league on 10-day contracts these days, however for one evening time in 2014, he was a fifty one-level murderer.

Dude simply stored on scoring till he had the Timberwolves franchise file.

His efficiency left everyone so shocked that even now people are double-checking the area rating to make sure they be taught it precisely.

On that particular person evening time, Brewer joined Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Ricky Barry as a outcome of the one gamers to register a minimal of fifty factors and 6 steals inside the identical recreation, and have become simply the sixth participant in NBA historic previous to discover 50 or extra factors with out having beforehand scored a minimal of 30 first.


fifty two factors, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 19-33 FG, 6-eleven 3P (forty 4 minutes)

Timberwolves one hundred ten – Pacers a hundred and one

January thirteen, 2015

simply one yr after the undeniably random Corey Brewer broke the Timberwolves’ franchise file collectively with his fifty one-level recreation, one other whole rando in Mo Williams broke it as quickly as extra.

Williams’ offensive outburst in opposition to the Pacers acquired here fully out of nowhere; he was 32 years outdated and averaging simply eleven factors per recreation on the time.

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