The most unlikely 50-point games in NBA

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Nick Jungfer from BasketballForever wrote an article The Most Unlikely 50-Point Games In NBA History, which overviews grand performance by Corey Brewer, Mo Williams, Terrance Ross, Andre Miller, Tony Delk and Brandon Jennings. Brief review:

COREY BREWER (MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES) – 51 points

51 points, 2 rebounds, 6 steals, 19-30 FG (45 minutes)

Timberwolves 112 – Rockets 110

April 11, 2014

MO WILLIAMS (MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES) – 52 points

52 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 19-33 FG, 6-11 3P (44 minutes)

Timberwolves 110 – Pacers 101

January 13, 2015

TERRENCE ROSS (TORONTO RAPTORS) – 51 points

51 points, 9 rebounds, 16-29 FG, 10-17 3P (44 minutes)

Toronto Raptors 118 – Los Angeles Clippers 126

January 25, 2014

ANDRE MILLER (PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS) – 52 points

52 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 22-31 FG (42 minutes)

Portland Trail Blazers 114 – Dallas Mavericks 112

January 30, 2010

TONY DELK (PHOENIX SUNS) – 53 points

53 points, 6 rebounds, 20-27 FG (50 minutes)

Phoenix Suns -117 – Sacramento Kings 121

January 2, 2001

BRANDON JENNINGS (MILWAUKEE BUCKS) – 55 points

55 points, 5 assists 21-34 FG, 7-8 3P (41 minutes)

Milwaukee Bucks 129 – Golden State Warriors 125

November 14, 2009

The most 50-point games in NBA via Basketball-Reference:

RankPlayer# Times
1Wilt Chamberlain118
2Michael Jordan31
3Kobe Bryant25
4James Harden23
5Elgin Baylor17
6Rick Barry14
7LeBron James12
8Allen Iverson11
9Kareem Abdul-Jabbar10
10Damian Lillard9
11Bernard King8
12Dominique Wilkins7
13Kevin Durant6
Stephen Curry6
Pete Maravich6
Adrian Dantley6
Bob Pettit6
18Russell Westbrook5
Jerry West5
George Gervin5
21Larry Bird4
Anthony Davis4
Tracy McGrady4
Tiny Archibald4
Carmelo Anthony4
Moses Malone4
Bob McAdoo4
Karl Malone4
George Mikan4
Kyrie Irving4
Jamal Crawford4
32Dwyane Wade3
Klay Thompson3
Gilbert Arenas3
Bradley Beal3
Shaquille O’Neal3
Richie Guerin3
David Robinson3
Devin Booker3
40George Yardley2
Tom Chambers2
Vince Carter2
Phil Smith2
Giannis Antetokounmpo2
Michael Redd2
Patrick Ewing2
Antawn Jamison2
Oscar Robertson2
Kemba Walker2
Purvis Short2
Allan Houston2
Dirk Nowitzki2
Elvin Hayes2
Jack Twyman2
Hakeem Olajuwon2
Geoff Petrie2
Jamal Mashburn2
DeMarcus Cousins2
Kiki Vandeweghe2
Alex English2
Jimmy Butler2
62Charles Smith1
Clyde Drexler1
Cliff Hagan1
John Drew1
Gail Goodrich1
Hal Greer1
Shareef Abdur-Rahim1
Calvin Murphy1
Neil Johnston1
Jim Jackson1
Billy Knight1
Earl Monroe1
Dave Bing1
Amar’e Stoudemire1
Vernon Maxwell1
DeMar DeRozan1
Fred Brown1
Tracy Murray1
Sam Jones1
Glen Rice1
Blake Griffin1
Jermaine O’Neal1
Kevin Martin1
Dale Ellis1
Truck Robinson1
Cedric Ceballos1
Eric Gordon1
Ray Williams1
Chet Walker1
Kevin Love1
Michael Adams1
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf1
D’Angelo Russell1
Joe Fulks1
Brandon Roy1
Karl-Anthony Towns1
Nick Anderson1
Derrick Rose1
Khris Middleton1
Tony Parker1
Chris Webber1
Willie Burton1
Freeman Williams1
John Wall1
Reggie Miller1
Dolph Schayes1
Dana Barros1
Trae Young1
Joe Barry Carroll1
Kelly Tripucka1
Lou Williams1
Terrence Ross1
Damon Stoudamire1
Paul Pierce1
Willis Reed1
David Thompson1
Clifford Robinson1
Spencer Haywood1
Andre Miller1
LaMarcus Aldridge1
Caris LeVert1
Brandon Jennings1
Tony Delk1
Rashard Lewis1
Larry Kenon1
Isaiah Thomas1
Jerry Stackhouse1
Alonzo Mourning1
Terry Cummings1
Kevin McHale1
CJ McCollum1
Corey Brewer1
Ray Allen1
John Williamson1
Phil Chenier1
Rudy LaRusso1
Stephon Marbury1
Mo Williams1
Lou Hudson1
Mike Newlin1
Richard Hamilton1
Tim Duncan1
Walt Wesley1
Deron Williams1