The Unlikeliest 50-Point Performances in NBA History

In the second episode of the StatMuse podcast “Stat Stories,” Chad Shanks & Justin Kubatko discuss some of the flukiest 50-point scoring performances in NBA history and try to calculate which one stands out as the most unlikely. Listen to the audio below and browse through the embedded StatMuse searches mentioned in the episode.

There's Wilt, then there's everyone else.
most career games by a player with 50+ ptswww.statmuse.com

Justin fondly remembers Willie Burton's 50-point explosion.
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Mo Williams and Corey Brewer sit atop the Timberwolves single-game scoring list. 🐺
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Corey Brewer's insane shot chart from his 51-point game (halfcourt heave not pictured).
brewer shots on 4/11/2014www.statmuse.com

Terrence Ross co-headlines the Raptors single game scoring list with Vince Carter.
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One of these things is not like the others.
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Terrence Ross caught 🔥 from 👌 en route to his 51-point total.
terrence ross shots on 1/25/2014www.statmuse.com

One of these things is not like the others.
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Tony Delk picked apart Sacramento with a barrage of midrange jumpers - death by 1,000 cuts
tony delk shots on 1/2/2001www.statmuse.com

Mike Miller has the highest-scoring game in Grizzlies history. Mike Miller?
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