1992: Reggie Miller career-high 57 pts & 8 asts in 38 minutes vs the Hornets
One of the most ridiculous things I heard in 2014 was Reggie Miller on “Open Court” saying he not only doesn’t belong on the list of Top 50 players ever but he doesn’t even belong on a list of “the next top 10!”
Not only do I disagree with Reggie about himself, I thought he should have been a no-brainer on the original NBA 50, because when I think of clutch players, his name is always one of the top 3-5 names that will pop in my head. Like Isiah Thomas said about Miller, it’s not just that Miller can hit the game-winner but he can hit the clutch shots to keep you in the game or get you that opportunity to allow his team to go for a game-winner.
On this day in history, back in 1992, Reggie not only hit shots in the 4th quarter, when his team needed it, he hit shots, a lot of shots, through all 4 quarters as he scored a career-high 57 points against Grandmama Larry Johnson and the Charlotte Hornets.
Reggie Miller’s final stat line on this night: 57 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds (16-29 fg, 4-11 3pt, 21-23 ft) in 38 minutes
Also worth noting about the 1992 season is Reggie Miller dominating in the MTV Rock & Jock celeb game (man I miss these)!
Yes that’s Leo in the bottom left corner!