Milwaukee Bucks: Revisiting 50-point games throughout franchise history

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Revisiting 50-point games throughout Milwaukee Bucks history – Brandon Jennings

Our final player might have arguably had the most memorable 50-point game in Bucks history.

Brandon Jennings’ 55-point game from the Bucks’ 129-125 win over the Golden State Warriors from November 14, 2009 set the stage for sky-high expectations set just seven games into his rookie season.

Jennings’ showing was remarkable on its own for the fact that he hadn’t scored through the first quarter and had just 10 points at halftime. In a piece by The Ringer’s Jordan Ritter Conn in April of 2018, Jennings recounted just how effortless he felt with his play during his introduction to the league:

"“It still didn’t hit me,” he says. “I didn’t know nothing. I was just like, ‘All right, I got 55.’ And, I mean, that was 55 in three quarters. But it just felt normal. I remember talking to other rookies after that, and they’re looking at me like, ‘S—, bro, you’re on fire.’ I’m like, ‘I’m just hoopin’, man.’”"

Jennings’ career-high performance still makes him the youngest NBA player to score 50 or more points in a single game and is tied with Abdul-Jabbar for the second-highest scoring performance in Bucks history.

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For such highs that Jennings experienced, especially early on in his rookie season, the lows and inconsistency ultimately came to define his flash in the pan-like career. But all Bucks fans and Jennings will still have the ‘Double Nickel’ game.