About six weeks ago I wrote about the biggest fluke scoring performances in NBA history. This past Friday night we had a new name to add to the mix: Corey Brewer, who’s stunning 51-point performance bested his previous career high by 22 points.
Please read the blog post linked above for complete details, but just to summarize a player’s “fluke” score is determined using the following formula:
(Pts – Avg)2 / Avg
where “Avg” is the player’s season scoring average.
Prior to Brewer’s explosion, here were the five biggest fluke 50-point games in the regular season:
Ross’ score has actually come down a bit since the original post, as his season scoring average has risen from 10.6 points per game to 11.0 points per game over that span.
So where does Brewer’s game fit in? Here’s the calculation:
(51 – 12.19)2 / 12.19 = 124
That would put Brewer in third place, behind Ross and Delk but well ahead of Brown:
For reasons stated in the prior post, I would still put Delk at the top of my list of biggest fluke scoring performances in NBA history. But Brewer’s effort was a noteworthy one, good enough to make him a starter on the “He Scored 50 Points???” team.