Most unlikely 50 point game players

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Re: Most unlikely 50 point game players 

Post#21 » by Sutureself » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:01 am

The video footage isn't great but Vernon Maxwell in '91 stands out to me just because he put up 30 points in the 4th quarter to do it. He was a streaky player, had some seasons where he averaged 17 a game but never averaged 20 over a full season and shot just under 40% for his career. But he also chucked up 3s at the type of rate that seemed insane back then but would be normal in today's NBA.

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Post#22 » by Tor_Raps » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:02 am

Ascrilas wrote:Just to add another one - it wasn't 50, but I still remember Toronto fans routinely trashing Linas Kleiza in hilarious fashion on this board, so him being a scrub was pretty much ingrained in my head. But he actually scored 41 once in 2008 for Denver. 8.7 PPG for his career, 11.1 PPG that season.


Charlie "I am cancerous to my team and league" Villanueva scored like 46 in his rookie year.

Thought we had a poor mans twin tower forming with him and Bosh lol.
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Post#23 » by tarantism » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:27 am

babyjax13 wrote:Andre Miller 51...he was 33 and obviously was never a scorer - he could keep defenses honest, but he was no Kobe.
He cooked Kidd and Dirk over and over and over with the Pick and Roll. Ugly.

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Post#24 » by yellowknifer » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:38 am

Dupp wrote:Post prime Mo Williams


Beat me to it.

Nick Anderson did it once. Was a little surprising even though he was a decent scoring threat. That's an early basketball memory for me.
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Post#25 » by CumberlandPosey » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 am

who did it in back-to-back games or even more??
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Post#26 » by Balllin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am

Tony Delk

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Post#27 » by UcanUwill » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 am

Tony Delk was obviously a very good 3 point shooter, but whats the most crazy, is that I believe he scored 50 in that game without making a single 3.
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Post#28 » by dzumaal » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:51 am

CumberlandPosey wrote:who did it in back-to-back games or even more??


Antawn Jamison in 2000. He was a pretty good scorer back then so one 50 point game wasn't exactly a huge surprise but two yeah.
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Post#29 » by dennythedino » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:14 pm

Dana Barros - did it in his All-star year but he was an essentially a career back-up except for 2 seasons
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Post#30 » by Galloisdaman » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:18 pm

Willie Burton was on that run and gun Philly team.
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Post#32 » by macNcheese3 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 pm

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Post#33 » by Air Apparent » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:55 pm

linas kleiza dropped 50 once right? or was it 40?
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Post#34 » by birdlives_ma » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:01 pm

Texas Chuck wrote:
babyjax13 wrote:Andre Miller 51...he was 33 and obviously was never a scorer - he could keep defenses honest, but he was no Kobe.


of course this was against Dallas. For some reason he always lit up the Mavs.

On a side note, one of my absolute favorite players of all-time. He had the all-time great old man at the Y game.




YES! Such a perfect description. Dude's probably still handing out dimes and cooking people with slow AF crossovers in his over-40 league :lol:
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Post#35 » by Liam_Gallagher » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:09 pm

Jodie Meeks scored 42 with the Lakers.
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Post#36 » by dhsilv2 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:28 pm

I'd tend to go with Delk in large part because he did it in 2003 with that era's pace.
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Post#37 » by isucb » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:28 pm

I know it wasnt 50 but Acie Earl getting to 40 points was staggering.
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Post#38 » by dhsilv2 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:28 pm

Liam_Gallagher wrote:Jodie Meeks scored 42 with the Lakers.


Meeks had game, if he'd stayed healthy I think he'd have been a heck of a scorer off the bench to just shake up games.
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Post#39 » by SonicMcMahon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:30 pm

Joel Embust wrote:


As a huge Sonics fan I remember this one. VERY efficient 50 too, I think it took him ~25 shots with zero turnovers!

That said, Lewis was a pretty nice scorer, especially that year. But... yea not an explosive one, a solid scorer with decent high post and 3pt game who you could count on to chip in 20.
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Post#40 » by SonicMcMahon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:32 pm

Also, I think Delk is less surprising tan some of the people on this list (like Andre Miller or Charlie V) bc Delk was 'Tony Buckets' (a loose and not overused nickname but still) And his one major ability was to be a streaky scorer.

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