NBA on pace for historic 50-point performances: Luka Doncic and Giannis on the list

2023-01-31T12:46:58+00:00 2023-01-31T12:46:58+00:00.

Bojan Brezovac

31/Jan/23 12:46

Luka Doncic and Giannis Antetokounmpo are among the names who inked a 50-point performance this season


NBA scoring has seen a notable explosion so far this season, particularly among the league’s stars.

Already, there have been 19 50-point games this season, which is the third most before the All-Star break all-time and most since the 1962-63 season, per ESPN Stats & Information research.

The NBA could be on pace for a historic number of 50-point performances by the season’s end if this trend keeps up. By the end of the season, if this pace continues, it would be the highest rate of 50-point games since the 1965-66 season when it was one out of every 40 games, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

The culprits for these explosions so far are the usual suspects, as former MVPs Stephen Curry, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with other superstars such as Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum, and Anthony Davis have etched their names into this year’s 50-point club. Doncic alone has accounted for three of these performances so far.

But with plenty of season left, there will be opportunities for other players, whether they be high-profile stars such as LeBron James or a lesser-known player, to take advantage of this season’s interesting scoring trend.