On June 1, 2006, Dirk Nowitzki scored 50 points in a 117-101 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
Nowitzki has three career 50-point games, including the regular season and playoffs.
There are only two other 50-point games in Dallas Mavericks history.
In that game, Nowitzki also outscored the Suns 22-20 in the fourth quarter.
His 50 points is a playoff franchise-high.
The Mavericks would go on to win Game 6 and advance to the franchise’s first NBA Finals.