This 2022-23 NBA Season Has Been Nothing Short Of Amazing
50+ point performances are becoming more of a norm for NBA players this 2022-23 season. It feels like every other week a player has a monster game that leaves fans and those at home in awe. It is almost midway through the NBA season and, ten players have scored 50 or more points.
Here is a look at the stellar performances of those players this season.
The Cleveland Cavalier's guard set a Cleveland record with 71 points and the most in NBA history in 17 years. Mitchell was very efficient from the field, shooting 22-of-34 FGs, 7-of-15 from the three, and 20-of-25 from the free throw line. Mitchell also contributed with 11 assists and eight rebounds as he helped his team secure a win over the Chicago Bulls 145-134. It marked a career-high in his outing.
Mitchell's 71 points are tied for the eight-highest in NBA history since the late great Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 points in 2006.
One of the most golden moments in the history of the NBA took is when Luka Doncic put on a ridiculous performance with 60 points, 21 rebounds, and ten assists. He is the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point triple-double. Doncic shot 21-of-31 from the field, and 16-of-22 from the charity strike as the Dallas Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 126-121. It is also a career-high in scoring for Doncic.
Luka also has two more outings this season, scoring 51 points against the San Antonio Spurs, and 50 points against the Houston Rockets.
-Arguably the best center in the league, Embiid is a walking bucket. He scored a career-high 59 points in a win against the Utah Jazz 105-98. Embiid was 19-of-28 from the floor, 20-of-24 free throws to go along with 11 rebounds, eight assists, and seven blocks.
Embiid scored the fifth-highest points in Sixers' franchise history. He stands alongside NBA greats Allen Iverson, who scored 60 points, and Wilt Chamberlain with 62, 65, and 68 points.
Embiid had another stellar scoring performance against the Charlotte Hornets this season with 53.
The Phoenix Suns star guard Devin Booker erupted for 58 points against the New Orleans Pelicans in a 118-114 win. D. Book shot 21-of-35 FG's, 6-of-12 threes, and 10-of-15 from the line. However, it is Booker's third-best scoring performance in his career. In 2019, he scored 59 points against the Utah Jazz, and in 2017 he lit up the Boston Celtics with 70 points.
Booker also had another 50+ point outing this season against the Bulls. He scored 51 points in a 132-113 win.
Maybe the most dominant force we've seen in this league since Shaquille O'Neal. Giannis put on a show against the Washington Wizards and delivered a 55-point game, 10 rebounds, and seven assists, in a 123-113 win for the Bucks. He went 20-of-33 shooting from the floor and a remarkable 15-of-16 at the free-throw line.
It is Antetokounmpo's career-high in points. His most memorable 50-point performance came in the 2021 NBA finals which he led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in fifty years.
Davis scored 55 points on 22-of-30 from the floor, 9-of-9 from the free throw line, 17 rebounds, and three blocks as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Washington Wizards 130-119. It is Davis's second-highest output in scoring. His career high is 59 points against the Detroit Pistons in 2016.