Monday, February 1, 2010
More on Miller's 52
By Marc Stein
Everything you did not want to know about Andre Miller shredding the Mavericks for 52 points Saturday night in Portland’s 114-112 victory in overtime:
***Miller’s 22 field goals represent an American Airlines Center record and a new best for a Mavericks opponent. The previous opponent single-game record was 20 field goals, shared by two of my all-time favorites: Steve Nash and Bernard King.
***It was the league’s third 50-point game this season and the first since November, when Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings (55 points on Nov. 14 against Golden State) and Denver’s Carmelo Anthony (50 against New York on Nov. 27) uncorked their 50-pointers.
***It was the second-highest scoring output by any player in AAC history. Dirk Nowitzki has the record with his 53-point game against Houston in December 2004. Nowitzki is also third on the list with a 51-point game against Golden State in March 2006.
***Miller almost tied the league record for the fewest points scored in a game before a 50-point game. Orlando’s Nick Anderson went scoreless in April 1993 in the game before posting a 50-point game. Miller had just two points Friday night at Houston.