Minnesota’s Corey Brewer is not exactly who you think of when you think of when you think of great scorers. Then again, Friday night shows that anyone can have a big game when he gets into a good rhythm and defenses refuse to play defense.
Brewer became the sixth player to eclipse 50 points this season — joining the likes of Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Terrence Ross this year. Brewer’s 51-point performance tied the Minnesota franchise high and set the Target Center abuzz. He made 19 of his 34 shots and took the majority of his shots right at the rim and in the paint.
Ever heard of defense Houston? Sixteen of his 19 shots came AT THE RIM!
And not shown on that shot chart was Brewer’s half-court buzzer-beater at the halftime horn. It was that kind of night for Mr. Brewer. He stole the headlines from Miami’s beatdown of Indiana in the Eastern Conference.
The crazy part of this game is that Brewer did not even become the hero. In a tie game, Gorgui Dieng was the one hitting a fadeaway jumper with a few seconds left to give the Wolves the feel-good 112-110 win.