NBA: Top 6 highest-scoring games of Allen Iverson's career
One of the most iconic players to ever play the game of basketball, Allen Iverson was known for his handles and skill using which he beat even the best of the defenders with ease. He was known for his deadly crossover and was the 2001 regular season MVP.
The Philadelphia legend was inducted into the hall of fame in 2016 and his jersey no.3 was retired by the 76ers' organization. The 14-year veteran spent most of his playing career with the 76ers franchise and carried the team to NBA finals during his MVP season but failed to win the title, against the Shaq and Kobe's Los Angeles Lakers.
However, he was appreciated for his excellent performance in Game 1 of the series where they handed the Lakers, a shocking defeat.
Let us take a look at six of Allen Iverson's highest-scoring games in the NBA.
#6 54 vs Toronto Raptors, May 9, 2001
Stat line: 54 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and a steal on 53.8 % shooting
In the 2001 NBA playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers were pitted against the Toronto Raptors in the eastern conference semifinals matchup. The Raptors stunned the crowd and won Game 1 of the series in a very close contest, by three points.
Game 2 was a must-win game for the Sixers and Iverson brought out his best once again as he exploded for 54 points on 21-for-39, including 3-for-5 from long range. He also had an incredible fourth quarter where he scored 19 points and the 76ers were able to tie the series, 1-1.
The 76ers would eventually win this series in seven games and this playoffs series is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest of all-time.