The Wolves 15 game losing streak is officially over after Mo Williams had a crazy night in Indiana. I still can't believe he scored a franchise-record 52 points. If you didn't have the pleasure of watching him dice up the Pacers, and carry the Wolves to their first win in over a month, have no fear. I'm here to relive his almost unbelievable night.
Let's start with the highlights...
1st Quarter: 3-6 from the field -- 6 points
2nd Quarter: 4-5 from the field, 1-2 from the line -- 9 points
At halftime, Williams had 15 points on 11 shots. Nothing seemed to point towards what was about to happen...
3rd Quarter: 7-11 from the field -- 16 points
4th Quarter: 5-11 from the field, 7-7 from the line -- 21 points
Total: 52 points in 44 minutes (19-33 from the field, 8-9 from the line)
Mo Williams became the third player in Wolves history to score 50+ points in a game, joining Kevin Love and Corey Brewer (51 apiece) in the 50 point club. Williams also matched franchise records for both made field goals (19) and field goals attempted (33). His 37 second half points set a new franchise record for points in one half.
"I was telling C.J. Watson during the game, `There's nothing you are going to do today, don't even worry about it," Williams said.
No player has scored more points in an NBA game this season.
Mo Williams with 52 points for Timberwolves tonight, most by anyone in a game this season! pic.twitter.com/1UGY3m3y0X— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 14, 2015
Fun fact: The last two NBA players to score 50+ points in a game were both Wolves -- Corey Brewer (51) and Mo Williams (52). Another fun fact: According to Elias, it's the longest losing streak ever snapped by a team with a 50-point scorer. The previous longest was an 11-game streak by the San Francisco Warriors, which was ended when Wilt Chamberlain went for 61.
After this insane, absolutely Mo Williams type shot that we've seen him attempt a handful of times this season, trying to draw the foul in the process, I was pretty sure he was going for 50 (this gave him 45 points):
Let's see what folks on twitter had to say about his performance:
Mo Williams: AMERICA'S STAR OF THE NIGHT.
11 mid-range jumpers and six 3-pointers. Simply amazing.
Only four of Williams' 52 points came in the paint tonight. Since 1996-97, only Carmelo Anthony (0 paint points on Apr. 2, 2013) has scored less paint points when scoring 50+ (via Timberwolves_PR).
I just saw @mowilliams wit the 2k netter on hottttt!! #52— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) January 14, 2015
I'm going to start screaming "WIT THE 2K NETTER ON HOTTTT!" from now on.
Miss you, Ronny.
Last 6 players with 50-point game versus the Pacers George Gervin Larry Bird Bernard King Michael Jordan Chris Webber Mo Williams!— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 14, 2015
Hey! That's a pretty good list to be on. How about another list...
Mo Williams, Michael Jordan, and Karl Malone can all be used in the same sentence now. pic.twitter.com/Df6WGGFuNB— America's Pregame (@AmericasPregame) January 14, 2015
Welcome to the Weird 50 Point Game Club, Mo Williams.— netw3rk (@netw3rk) January 14, 2015
Mo Williams. 52 points. America's star for the night.