This wasn’t quite the most surprising 50-point game in NBA history.
Porter averaged just 10.0 points per game in 50 games with the Cavaliers last season and was averaging 15.2 points per game in 22 contests with Houston. Elvin Hayes scored 54 points in his 13th game en route to winning the scoring title as a rookie.
But Porter accounted for the highest portion of his career scoring in a 50-point game among non-rookies, narrowly eclipsing Terrence Ross’ 51-point game with the Raptors in 2014.
Here’s everyone to score at least 3% of his career points to date in a 50-point game:
Porter’s 50-pointer was a special performance because it’s such an outlier for him.