(2010): Andre Miller channels Magic Johnson & scores 52 points against the Mavs
“That is one dude who does not care … anything it takes to win, that’s all he cares about,’’ said Martell Webster about Andre Miller. “He came in here like nothing happened.’’
What happened was Andre Miller, the Richard Pryor look-a-like that once lead the NBA in assists and never averaged more than 17 points a game, scored 52 points on 70% shooting against the Dallas Mavs on this day back in 2010.
“He’s in here acting like he had 10 points. I’m like, ‘Andre, how about some emotion? How about some excitement?’ said a puzzled LaMarcus Aldridge.
Dre’s response to Aldridge was “We won.’’
The Most amazing stat about Miller’s 52 on Kidd, Jason Terry and JJ Barea is that he only attempted and made 1 3-pointer. When you usually hear about guys going for 50 or even 40 nowadays you will see that they probably hit 5 or more 3 pointers. Miller, who is known for tricky post moves, scored the majority of his points, including 14 in a row in the 4th quarter, in the paint. The most spectacular of those in the paint was a running hook shot that tied the game at the end of regulation. The shot was reminiscent of Magic Johnson’s famous hook from the 1987 NBA finals.
14 in a row…this is coming from a player that had 15 total points in his previous 3 games and followed up this career-hig with an 8 point game and then a 9. It actually took Miller 2 weeks to accumulate 52 more points.
The 52 tied Brandon Roy for 2nd highest in franchise history. Damon Stoudamire, a very very fast point guard that can shoot 3 pointers, holds the record with 54.
As “slow” and “un athletic” as Miller’s game is or perceived to be, he will occasionally shock you with a dunk or a block that you just don’t expect from a Richard Pryor look-a-like that once lead the NBA in assists and never averaged more than 17 points a game.
Just ask Dirk who once had his dunk blocked by Miller and had a nice seat for this 52 point masterpiece.
Source: Oregon Live