Brewer Scores 51, Ties Franchise Record In Timberwolves Win Over Rockets
The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Houston Rockets 112-110 on Friday night at Target Center, but the main spectacle was how the team scored nearly half of its points through forward Cory Brewer.
According to the AP, Brewer shattered his previous career-high of 29 points, scoring 51 against the Rockets on Friday. Sixteen of Brewer’s nineteen made field-goals came from inside the paint alone.
The Wolves’ forward becomes only the fourth player in NBA history to have a 50-point, six steal game. He joins Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Rick Barry in that category. Brewer also tied for most points scored in a single game by any Timberwolves player.
Brewer’s 51 didn’t go unnoticed; the performance drew comments from-the-likes of LeBron James, Tracy McGrady and former Florida teammates Joakim Noah and Al Horford.
When asked about how he felt, Brewer replied “I was just playing. I wasn’t thinking about it until someone said you have 44, you could get 50 tonight.”