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2007: Nuggets’ Allen Iverson drops 51 points (49 in 3 quarters) on Kobe & the Lakers

Published on December 5th, 2015 by Astramskas, David | 7,795 views

Allen Iverson the Nuggets’ All-Star isn’t as celebrated and remembered as the Philly AI, but the Iverson in Denver was still doing a lot of damage during those years.

On December 5th of 2007, Iverson dropped 51 points along with 8 assists on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. 49 of those 51 came in the first three quarters as Iverson made 17 of 23 shots.

“I just felt like everything was going to go in,” Iverson said. “I kept attacking. It seemed like every move that I made threw the defender off. After you hit a couple jump shots, the defender has to play the jumper. I’d get his feet set and was able to drive by and make something happen.”

As expected, it was all Kobe Bryant in the 4th quarter as he outscored Iverson 12-2 in the final session and led the Lakers to a 114-107 victory.

Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

 

NUGGETS RECORD: MOST POINTS IN A GAME

73: David Thompson, at Det., 1978

54: Michael Adams, vs. Milw., 1991

54: Alex English, vs. Hou., 1985

51: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, at Utah, 1995

51: Alex English, at Miami, 1989

51: Allen Iverson, vs. Lakers, 2007

51: K. Vandeweghe, vs. Det., 1983

 

IVERSON’S HIGHEST-SCORING GAMES

60: vs. Orlando, 2005

58: vs. Houston, 2002

54: at Milwaukee, 2004

54: at Cleveland, 2001

53: at Atlanta, 2005

51: vs. Toronto, 2001

51: vs. Utah, 2004

51: vs. L.A. Lakers, Wednesday

 

Source: Denver Post

 

 




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