Kevin Porter Jr Announces Himself With 50 Point GameBy Connor Lynch
Kevin Porter Jr helped the Rockets end a 5 game losing streak with an historic performance on Thursday night.
Kevin Porter Jr scored a career-high 50 points and 11 assists in the 143 – 136 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The 20 year old scored 32 points in the second half. His previous career high for an entire game was 30.
He is the youngest player to record a 50 point double-double with assists. As well as that, he is the fifth youngest player in NBA history to have a 50 point game.
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LeBron James, Brandon Jennings and Devin Booker are the only other players to score 50 points before turning 21.
The Rockets were down by 17 points in the first half but made 25-of-46 three pointers to bounce back. Houston made a season high 54.3% of threes against the Bucks. Kevin Porter Jr went 9-of-15 from range.
“After I saw the third 3 go down, I knew it was going to be a special night,” Porter said.
“It was all up to me. I just stayed aggressive, and it was a good night.”
“For him to be successful, he’s going to have to be someone who can make those shots,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said.
“Just seeing the hard work that he puts in was great.”