2001: Allen Iverson scores 54 points vs the Cavs
“When your jumper is on, the basket seems like an ocean and the basketball seems like a rock” – Allen Iverson
Just a couple of nights after Tony Delk scored a season-high 53 points, Allen Iverson topped that high with a career-high and arena high 54 points against the Cleveland Cavs. He hit 20 of 30 shots from the field and 10 of 13 from the line.
“It was like he was playing horse tonight,” said teammate Aaron McKie.
As great as AI was, the Cavs still put up a good fight behind the underrated Andre Miller, who had 22 points and 14 assists. But in the end, the 76ers pulled out the W and won their 8th straight road game.
This game also came just one day after Iverson scored 41 points on Gary Payton in a 121-89 blowout win over the Sonics.