Can you name every NBA player to score 50 points in a game during 2022-23 season?


Damian Lillard was starting to feel left out among the barrage of ridiculous performances in the NBA. And then he went for 50 against the Cavaliers, officially announcing his arrival to the league-wide scoring spree.

It was the 13th 50-point game of his career, a remarkable number that ranks eighth all-time and third among all active players behind only LeBron James and James Harden.

Lillard’s big night continues what’s been a historic season so far. Not only is overall scoring the highest its been in over 50 years, the league is setting an all-time mark for offensive efficiency.

At the midway point of last season, only four players had 50-point games.

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With the Blazers playing their 41st game of the season, Lillard is now already the 11th player with a 50-point game this season.

Not only does that number dwarf last season’s mark at this same point, it is BY FAR the most ever at the halfway point.

Before scrolling down, can you name all 11 players?

50-point games this season

OK we’ll give you a hint. Here are some players who have NOT dropped 50… yet!

  • Kevin Durant
  • LeBron James
  • James Harden
  • Ja Morant
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Lauri Markkanen (who did score 49!)

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Needless to say, that just means there will surely be more names to add to our list below.

Now that you’ve had ample time to guess, here is the complete list of 50-point games so far this season in chronological order.

50-Point Games in 2022-23
Date Player Points Opponent Result
Nov. 13 Joel Embiid 59 Jazz Win
Nov. 13 Darius Garland 51 Wolves Loss
Nov. 16 Stephen Curry 50 Suns Loss
Nov. 30 Devin Booker 51 Bulls Win
Dec. 4 Anthony Davis 55 Wizards Win
Dec. 11 Joel Embiid (2) 53 Hornets Win
Dec. 17 Devin Booker (2) 58 Pelicans Win
Dec. 21 Pascal Siakam 52 Knicks Win
Dec. 23 Luka Doncic 50 Rockets Win
Dec. 27 Luka Doncic (2) 60 Knicks Win
Dec. 31 Luka Doncic (3) 51 Spurs Win
Jan. 2 Klay Thompson 54 Hawks Win
Jan. 2 Donovan Mitchell 71 Bulls Win
Jan. 3 Giannis Antetokounmpo 55 Wizards Win
Jan. 12 Damian Lillard 50 Cavaliers Loss

And there you have it. The 50-burger club for the 2022-23 season. Who is your best bet to join the club next?

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