NBA: Current players with the most 50 point games
The NBA has been blessed with some unbelievable scorers over the years. When we talk of great scorers, names like Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant immediately pop to the mind. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game and no one in the NBA has even come close to breaking that record. He finished the season averaging 50 points per game for an entire season. He holds some of the most amazing records in the NBA.
Michael Jordan is the leader in career scoring average. He averages 30.12 points per game over the course of his career. He was a 6 time NBA scoring champion. Kobe Bryant was as clutch a scorer as it can get in the NBA. He averaged 49 points per game over the course of 10 games during the 2006-07 season. Kobe managed to drop 50 plus points in a game for 25 times in his career. He finished his glorious career with a 60 point game in his final match.
Today's NBA also features some of the best scorers. Their scoring patterns have changed with more shots coming from three-point shots than before. But they are as good as it can get in getting the buckets.
Let's have a look at current players with the most 50 points games in their career.
#4 Kevin Durant (6)
Kevin Durant has always been a very efficient scorer. He averages above 27 points in his career and has always been in running for the greatest scorer of all time. He has one of the best mid-range game in the NBA and is capable of scoring whenever he wants.
It is surprising that a scorer as gifted as Durant, has only six 50 points games in his career. But this also speaks volumes about his consistency. He can drop 30 points on a nightly basis without putting in much effort.
The highest scoring game of KD's career came in a 54 point outing when he was spearheading the Thunder attack against his current team, Golden State Warriors. He was red hot in the match and went 19-28 from the field, 5-9 from the 3PT line and 11-13 from the FT line. The Warriors struggled containing him throughout and the Thunder came away with a 127-121 victory.