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Apr 11, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) shoots in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Brewer ties Minnesota Timberwolves scoring record with 51 points

Corey Brewer had the game of his life as the Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the Houston Rockets behind the incredible performance by the former Florida Gators small forward as he poured in 51 points in the team’s 112-110 win.

Brewer matched Kevin Love‘s franchise record Brewer also added six steals which puts him in an elite category of players in the last 25 years to have at least 45 points and six steals, joining Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Clyde Drexler.

But if you look at the entire history of the NBA, only thee others have done what Brewer did tonight. Simply remarkable and unbelievable.

Brewer had combined to score 50 points in his previous four games. 51 points is not too shabby–to say the least–for a player who came into Friday night’s tilt against the Rockets averaging 11.7 points per game and a career average of 9.9 points per game.

After his scoring outburst Brewer now averages an even 10 per game, which is the fifth lowest career scoring average among players with 50 points in a game in NBA history, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The only 50-point scorers to average less than Brewer are Walt Wesley, Terrence Ross, Tracy Murray, Tony Delk

Brewer was 19-30 from the field which included 2-6 from beyond the three-point line and he sank 11 of his 15 attempts at the free throw line.

An absolutely unforgettable night for Brewer, Timberwolves and NBA fans as he poured in a record-tying 51.

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