Walker Records 1st 50-Point Game in Hornets Franchise History

January 19th, 2016 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker recorded the first 50-point performance in franchise history during Monday's 124-119 double-overtime win over the Utah Jazz, finishing with 52 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three turnovers in 47 minutes of court time, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Equally as impressive, he became just the fifth player in the last 50 years to record 52 or more points, nine or more rebounds and eight or more assists in a single game, joining Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The overtime periods obviously helped, but Walker was already well on his way to a massive performance, with 18 of his points coming in the first quarter alone.

After putting up just five points in the second frame, the 25-year-old point guard came out of the half on fire, adding eight points and five assists to his stat line during the third quarter.

He then scored just four points in the fourth quarter, thus finishing regulation with 35 points in a game that was knotted up at 95.

The overtime periods were nothing short of a clinic, with Walker scoring eigh ...

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