(2001) Allen Iverson’s Clutch Performance Ruins Andre Miller’s Career-Best Night
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Everybody remembers how great Allen Iverson was around his MVP season. Not many remember or were aware of how good Andre Miller was around this same time: In the early 00s, the Richard Pryor look-a-like was a double-double machine and even led the league in assists (10.9) in 2001/2002, while putting up a career-best 16.5 points a game.
On December 15th of 2001, the scoring leader and assists leader faced off in a fantasy basketball battle that ended with Andre Miller scoring 14 points to go with a career-high 22 assists and 9 steals. Unfortunately, the career-best night was ruined by Iverson, who went off in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 of his 40 points to go with his 9 assists.
If that wasn’t enough for fantasy owners, Derrick Coleman (13/13) and Eric Snow (13/12) also had double-doubles in the 76ers 94-91 win.
FORGOT ABOUT DRE
During this season, Andre Miller had 16 20 & 10 games and 16 games with 15 or more assists. Here’s the best of those 16.
- 34 PTS & 11 ASTS
- 31 PTS & 13 ASTS
- 31 PTS & 11 ASTS
- 30 PTS & 12 ASTS
- 27 PTS & 19 ASTS
- 27 PTS & 16 ASTS
- 23 PTS, 16 ASTS & 7 STLS
Also forgotten about young Dre was his jumping ability. He didn’t dunk often but he still managed to make a couple memorable posters.