Houston Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr. scored a career-high 50 points to oblige 11 assists Thursday night, becoming the most youthful player at any point to log a 50-point double-double with assists.
The exhibition helped the Houston Rockets snap a five-game losing streak, as they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 143-136.
Porter, 20, beat his past vocation best of 30 points in the second half alone, scoring 32 with 17 in the final quarter. He additionally joined LeBron James, Brandon Jennings and Devin Booker as the lone players to score 50 points in a game prior to turning 21.
Houston followed by upwards of 17 points in the main half however flooded in the second half on hot shooting from 3-point range. Houston made 25 of 46 3-pointers, useful for a season-high 54.3%.
“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.”
Porter said it was his initial 50-point game since he was in 4th grade. He went 9-of-15 from 3-point range.
“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.”
The breakout game comes only one day after Porter was fined $50,000 by the class for abusing its COVID-19 wellbeing and security conventions.
Porter disregarded the NBA’s principles against going to indoor social gatherings of at least 15 individuals and entering bars and comparable establishments when he went to a Miami club on April 19, the group said.
Porter likewise missed three games in view of the conventions after the strip club visit with colleague Sterling Brown.