Players never seem to score 50 in a game anymore...

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Re: Players never seem to score 50 in a game anymore... 

Post#16 » by Jake0890 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:26 am

The only players I can see scoring 50 are Harden, Irving, Melo, KD, and MAYBE LeBron, only because he has Bosh and Wade and doesn't need 50.
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Post#17 » by Stolen Team Fan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:52 am

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vinceWin wrote:Durant will start dropping 50 point games after Westbrook gets traded.

:lol: It's too late, man. They already traded Harden, so the Thunder are stuck with their master brick-layer.
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Post#18 » by blocks » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:52 am

Infinite Llamas wrote:From 2000-01 until 2008-09, 50 points was scored on 81 occasions (18 alone in 06-07)


The 06-2007 numbers are rather skewed considering 10 of 18 50-point games were scored by one player.
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Post#19 » by Stolen Team Fan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:53 am

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Post#20 » by Ettorefm » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:53 am

Durant will start dropping 50 point games like nothing in two years.

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Change Durant for Lebron and you got it right.
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Post#21 » by Stolen Team Fan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:55 am

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Post#22 » by Mingstar » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:05 am

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Post#23 » by Optms » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:19 am

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Post#24 » by Alienware » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:25 am

kasino wrote:Idk that's really strange but I can see Harden or Irving doing it a couple of times as they are on teams with little offensive talent


I'm not sure I would really call Houston a team with "little offensive talent".
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Post#25 » by TwentyOne920 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:42 am

Less isolation-based offenses caused by teams scrambling more on defense, and if you note the box scores for many of the 50 point games you'll notice the the players who do so draw FTs like nuts.

No one in the league is drawing FTs like crazy except Durant and Harden, fwiw.
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Post#26 » by Zubby » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:04 am

9x since '09...

so 2 of the 9 times are from Brandon Jennings right?
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Post#27 » by sprint2thecup » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:05 am

GOOD TOPIC it's true. whenever i scout for even just 40 point games, most guys barely have any in their game log. howard for example hasn't scored 40 since sometime last season (i think).

when lebron scored his career high of 56, i figured it was one career high of many to come. well that was years ago, how many i forget, but he never has hit 56 again which always surprises me.

Jake0890 wrote:The only players I can see scoring 50 are Harden, Irving, Melo, KD, and MAYBE LeBron, only because he has Bosh and Wade and doesn't need 50.


kobe, wade, carmelo are perfectly capable of scoring 50. if brandon jennings has done it, i know for sure a few guys can. it just takes the right night.
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Post#28 » by TheKiteDesigner » Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:13 am

justinian wrote:I remember the days of Agent Zero dropping 50 and Jamison dropping huge digits in GSW too


I still remember Gilbert dropping 60 on Kobe and the Lakers on their own home court. Could you imagine if someone dropped 60 on LeBron in his prime on his own home court? I mean, people got excited over 2 all star game blocks, the Internet would crash if that happened lol
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Post#29 » by RapHippy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:00 am

Let some young players develop and I think we'll see some more 50 pt games.

Off my head I can see:
Durant Lebron Melo Harden Kyrie Curry - Nice chance at hitting 50.

Aldridge Gay Lawson Jennings Westbrook Bryant - Who have the tools to hit 50, but long shot to actually do it.

Cousins Lilliard - Who could develop into players that could hit 50 sometime.

Wiggins Parker Shabazz - Undrafted players that have potential to be big time scorers in the league.

Not saying all these players will hit 50, and that there will be a flux of 50 pt games, but its not impossible. I don't expect most of the players I listed to hit 50 though, just noting that the talent pool of scorers isn't as bad as it seems.
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Post#30 » by LHead2 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:10 am

It's not about the superteams, it's about the defense. People always talk about how much tougher and more physical the game was back in the '80s and '90s, but the fact of the matter is that today's defenses are smarter. Defensive schemes by the likes of Tom Thibodeau and Gregg Popovich are designed to contain superstars and have been adopted in some fashion by nearly every team in the league.
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Post#31 » by BlackDog » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:47 am

^^^^^

Didn't we have a thread about this a while ago? It's the defenses.

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_ ... nners-gone
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Post#32 » by MrBigShot » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:25 am

LeBron, Durant and Melo are the only ones capable of putting up multiple 50 point games in a season at this point. Durant could probably score 60 considering his ability and efficiency, but he'll never take take enough shots to get that much, partially because he doesn't need to.

I wonder how many of those 18 in 06-07 were Kobe's. One 50 point is special these days, his 4 straight including 2 60s is mind-boggling in hindsight.
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Post#33 » by Stolen Team Fan » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:33 am

MrBigShot wrote:LeBron, Durant and Melo are the only ones capable of putting up multiple 50 point games in a season at this point. Durant could probably score 60 considering his ability and efficiency, but he'll never take take enough shots to get that much, partially because he doesn't need to.

I wonder how many of those 18 in 06-07 were Kobe's. One 50 point is special these days, his 4 straight including 2 60s is mind-boggling in hindsight.


Partially? Ooh! I know the other reason why...

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Post#34 » by Pimpwerx » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:36 am

I don't think circumstances have allowed for it much lately. If someone gets to 40 in a blowout, the prevailing thought is to sit them to avoid injury or showboating. For contenders, in particular, this is just smart if you take the longview of the season. Bron certainly could've stayed in some games and gone for more 40+ games or triple-doubles, but Spo isn't bout dat life. Hell, Durant too. Brooks doesn't leave him in there to hang big numbers on the opposition. So basically, the two best scorers in the league have leashes that keep them from beasting more often. PEACE.
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Post#35 » by MrBigShot » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:21 am

Stolen Team Fan wrote:
MrBigShot wrote:LeBron, Durant and Melo are the only ones capable of putting up multiple 50 point games in a season at this point. Durant could probably score 60 considering his ability and efficiency, but he'll never take take enough shots to get that much, partially because he doesn't need to.

I wonder how many of those 18 in 06-07 were Kobe's. One 50 point is special these days, his 4 straight including 2 60s is mind-boggling in hindsight.


Partially? Ooh! I know the other reason why...

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