50 point games are great accomplishments for NBA players as there are only a selected number of players who managed to do it. It is mostly done by superstars who done it multiple times through their career. For example, the clear cut leader is Wilt Chamberlain with 118 games. Second to him is
Michael Jordan with 31. And the list goes on and on with names like Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, LeBron James, James Harden etc. But sometimes role players can break out at a certain night and shock everybody. These are some examples.
Corey Brewer-Career average: 8.9 ppg
Corey Brewer is known as a defensive specialist and a hustle guy, so this was one of the most shocking games. On April 11th, 2014 he was everywhere, as he finished with 51 points while shooting 19 for 30 from the field in the Timberwolves 110-112 win over the Rockets.
Terrence Ross- Career average: 9.6 ppg
Ross was considered one of the more talented players in his draft class and with reason. His mix of a smooth jump shot and unreal athleticism were perspective. But he never managed to fulfill that as he played as a backup in Toronto. But on January 25th, 2014 he exploded for 51 points in a 126-118 loss against the Clippers. He shot 16 for 29 from the floor as he got hot from the three-point line draining 10 from 17 three-pointers. Unfortunately for the Raptors, it wasn’t enough to come out victorious.
Andre Miller-Career average: 12.5 ppg
Miller was known as a savvy and very high IQ player through his whole career. He never relied on his explosiveness so he was never a player you would expect to take over a game by scoring. But on
January 30th,2010 at 34 years old went off for 52 points as his Blazers beat the Mavericks 114-112 in overtime. What was amazing he only hit one three while shooting 22 for 31 from the field. He schooled them in an old fashioned way, with smart and patient makes around the rim and the mid-range.
Mo Williams-Career average: 13.2 ppg
Mo was a solid player in his day, even notching an All-Star selection in 2009, as he was no stranger to high scoring nights. But none like this. On January 13th, 2015 at the ending years of his career Williams lit up for 52 points in a Timberwolves road win against the Pacers. The Wolves were hit with injuries as the veteran stepped up. He shot 19 for 33 from the field as he tortured the Pacers defense with a variety of difficult shots. He broke the record set by Kevin Love and Corey Brewer by one point.