2007: Ray Allen scores career-high 54 vs the Utah Jazz
“People want to know what the ‘zone’ is like, and if I could have a tape and show people, this is what it’s like. You can’t explain it. It just happens.” – Ray Allen
On January 12th of 2007, Ray Allen broke his career-high of 47 (back in 2002 with the Bucks) and scored 54 points to go with 10 rebounds and 5 assists in an OT victory over the Utah Jazz. 18 of those 54 came in the 4th quarter, which included a 3-pointer over Carlos Boozer to put the game into OT.
“Ray’s performance was one of the finest most people here tonight have ever seen,” Seattle coach Bob Hill said.
Even the opposing coach had to give him props.
“I’d say he was terrific,” Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. “I don’t know if it can get any better.”
Ray Allen: 54 pts, 10 rebs, 5 asts, 1 stl (17-32 fg, 8-12 3pt, 12-12 ft), 43 mins
Results: Sonics 122 – Jazz 114