Who saw that coming?
Not only did the Houston Rockets stun the Milwaukee Bucks 143-136, but they did it on the back of a 50-point, 11-assist performance from Kevin Porter Jr.
The 20-year-old guard was simply unstoppable, using a monster second half to fuel the come-from-behind win for the Rockets.
Let's dive into some of the numbers...
Finishing with 50 points and 11 assists, Porter became just the second player in Rockets franchise history to produce a 50-10 game.
Do we even need to tell you who the other guy was?
We interrupt your timeline to tell you what Kevin Porter Jr. just put up vs the Bucks.- StatMuse (@statmuse) April 30, 2021
Only one other Rocket has ever had a 50p/10a game in franchise history - James Harden.
Of course, it was James Harden.
Additionally, Porter became the youngest player in NBA history to produce a 50-10 game.
Kevin Porter Jr. finished with 50 points and 11 assists, the youngest player with 50 points and 10 assists in a game in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/ga0Qfb0w8L- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 30, 2021
Porter's 21st birthday is on May 4, with this performance proving to be quite the birthday gift.
In producing a 50-point game before turning 21, he joins LeBron James (2), Devin Booker and Brandon Jennings as the only players in NBA history to achieve the feat.
Rockets G Kevin Porter Jr. just became the fourth player in NBA history to have a 50-point game before turning 21.- Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) April 30, 2021
LeBron James (twice)
Trailing 73-65 entering the second half, it seemed as though the game was going to end with Milwaukee cruising to victory on the road against the lowly Rockets.
Porter had other ideas, however, exploding for 32 of his 50 in the second half on 10-for-16 shooting from the field and 6-for-9 from beyond the arc.
KPJ, the youngest player to score 50 in a Rockets uniform. pic.twitter.com/zifnXswTbD- Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 30, 2021
Shooting just 28 percent from long range on the season, Porter's perimeter barrage could hardly have been expected.
Burying nine triples, he eclipsed his previous career-best of six, which came during the 2019-20 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"Once a scorer gets that rhythm you've just got to keep being aggressive and they're gonna all fall," Porter said in a postgame interview. "I felt good tonight, I needed this one, my team kept me confident and we came out and got the win."
#Rockets beat the Bucks 143-136@Kevinporterjr 50 PTS / 11 AST / 9 3-POINTERS- AT&T SportsNet SW (@ATTSportsNetSW) April 30, 2021
He spoke with our @cayleighgriffin after the WIN
With a special appearance from @kj__martin to congratulate KPJ 💦💦💦💦💦@HoustonRockets I #Rockets I AT&T SportsNet pic.twitter.com/gLcfOKO7t6
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