Kevin Porter Jr. becomes youngest to amass at least 50 points, 10 assists

April 30, 2021 11:14 AM

The 20-year-old Porter Jr. joined exclusive company with an incredible performance in Houston’s surprising victory over Milwaukee.

Houston’s franchise-altering season hit a high note on Thursday in a 143-136 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, with Kevin Porter Jr. making history along the way.

”After I saw the third 3 go down, I knew it was going to be a special night,” Porter said. ”It was all up to me. I just stayed aggressive, and it was a good night.”

The 20-year-old guard erupted for 50 points and 11 assists, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to reach the 50-point, 10-assist mark. The previous youngest player to do so was LeBron James, who achieved the feat at 23 years old.

Porter said it was his first 50-point game since he was in fourth grade. He went 9 of 15 from 3-point range.

A former first-round pick who also played in the NBA G League, Porter did his damage from everywhere, shooting 16-for-26 from the field and 9-for-11 from the free-throw line. He is just the fourth player in NBA history to reach the 50-point plateau before turning 21 years old, joining James, Devin Booker and Brandon Jennings.

 

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