To score at least 50 points in an NBA game is no mean feat, and takes a special set of circumstances to pull off.

Whether those circumstances be a superstar player putting a team on his back in a must-win game, a player stepping up to the plate after multiple injuries to a team’s star players, or just the fact that a player’s shots are falling from everywhere for one special night, a 50-point performance in the NBA is something to hold in high regard.

However, there are a few 50+ point games in NBA history that have come out of left field, never to be repeated again. These type of performances are some of the strangest in league history: A player who is a career 10-11 PPG scorer, suddenly coming out to drop 50-something points, and then returning to their averages the following game.

Here are eight of the most surprising 50-point performances in NBA history.

 

8. Andre Miller – 52 Points

Career averages: 12.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.5 APG

Surprising stat line: 52 points (22-31 FG, 1-1 3PT, 7-8 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists

 

7. Corey Brewer – 51 Points

Career averages: 8.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 1.5 APG

Surprising stat line: 52 points (19-30 FG, 2-6 3PT, 11-15 FT), 2 rebounds, 6 steals

 

6. Brandon Jennings – 55 Points

Career averages: 14.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 5.7 APG

Surprising stat line: 55 points (21-34 FG, 7-8 3PT, 6-8 FT), 5 rebounds, 5 assists

 

5. Terrence Ross – 51 Points

Career averages: 9.6 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 1.0 APG

Surprising stat line: 51 points (16-29 FG, 10-17 3PT, 9-10 FT), 9 rebounds, 1 assist

 

4. Mo Williams – 52 Points

Career averages: 13.2 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 4.9 APG

Surprising stat line: 52 points (19-33 FG, 6-11 3PT, 8-9 FT), 4 rebounds, 7 assists

 

3. Tony Delk – 53 Points

Career averages: 9.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 1.9 APG

Surprising stat line: 53 points (20-27 FG, 0-1 3PT, 13-15 FT), 6 rebounds, 1 steal

 

2. Tracy Murray – 50 Points

Career averages: 9.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 0.8 APG

Surprising stat line: 53 points (18-29 FG, 5-10 3PT, 9-19 FT), 8 rebounds, 1 steal

 

1. Dana Barros – 50 Points

Career averages: 10.5 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 3.3 APG

Surprising stat line: 50 points (21-26 FG, 6-8 3PT, 2-2 FT), 6 rebounds, 8 assists

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