2001: Tony Delk scores 53 points vs the Kings
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When you think of the most surprising 50-point games ever, you will probably get names like Willie Burton, Corey Brewer and Tony Delk.
Delks’ magical night came on January 2nd of 2001, when he doubled his career-high of 26 and finished with 53 points in an OT loss to the Sacramento Kings. If doubling your career-high wasn’t shocking enough, Delk only averaged 12 points for that season and that was a career-high!
Final stat line: 53pts, 6rebs (20-27fg, 0-1 3pt, 13-15 ft)