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An NBA-record 10 players have scored 50-plus points in a game this season

DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, John Wall, James Harden, Isaiah Thomas, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook
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Following Damian Lillard‘s 59-point explosion against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, the NBA has now seen 10 different players reach the 50-point mark this season — the most ever in a season in NBA history.

DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler, Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, John Wall, James Harden, Isaiah Thomas, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook

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This season’s 50-point games are as follows:

  1. Devin Booker (PHO): 70 points @ Boston Celtics (03/24/17) -L-
  2. Klay Thompson (GSW): 60 points vs. Indiana Pacers (12/05/16)
  3. Damian Lillard (POR): 59 points vs. Utah Jazz (04/08/17)
  4. Russell Westbrook (OKC): 58 points vs. Portland Trail Blazers (03/07/17) -L-
  5. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 57 points @ Orlando Magic (03/29/17)
  6. DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) 55 points vs. Portland Trail Blazers (12/20/17)
  7. James Harden (HOU) 53 points vs. New York Knicks (12/31/16)
  8. Jimmy Butler (CHI) 52 points vs. Charlotte Hornets (01/02/17)
  9. John Wall (WAS) 52 points vs. Orlando Magic (12/06/16) -L-
  10. Isaiah Thomas (BOS) 52 points vs. Miami Heat (12/30/16)
  11. James Harden (HOU) 51 points @ Philadelphia 76ers (01/27/17)
  12. Russell Westbrook (OKC) 51 points vs. Phoenix Suns (10/28/16)
  13. Anthony Davis (NOP) 50 points vs. Denver Nuggets (10/26/16) -L-

OBSERVATIONS:

Westbrook (three times) and Harden (twice), the two frontrunners for the MVP trophy, are the only players to have multiple 50-point games this season.

Davis is one of only four NBA players to have ever reached the 50-point mark in a season-opener, joining the likes of Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Four out of these 13 high-scoring games resulted in a loss (marked with an “L” above) following the 50-point scoring.

Harden has two of the top three “best games” of the season, according to ESPN’s Best Perfomances Chart with a 53-16-17 and 51-13-13 triple-double lines.

Booker’s 70-point gem owns the best game of the season with a 99.5 player game rating — 100 being equivalent to a perfect game.

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