Okay, who saw this coming? Last night, Corey Brewer was a man possessed out on the court against the Houston Rockets, scoring 51 points on 19/30 shooting. Following the game, Brewer and his Timberwolves teammates were in disbelief over his performance. "I want to watch it again and see if he really scored 51," Ricky Rubio said. Brewer chimed in, saying, "You know how many guys scored 50 in the NBA? That's what makes it such a special night because I never in my career expected to score 50."
Brewer's former University of Florida teammates, Joakim Noah and Al Horford, hopped on Twitter to congratulate him as well.
Shoutout to my brother brutus. 51 on em. #gatorboy— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) April 12, 2014
Let em know how u feel brutus!!!!! @CoreyBrewer13— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) April 12, 2014
But, all in all, the best response to Brewer dropping 51 may have come from LeBron James.
"LeBron, hear about Corey Brewer?" "Nah." "He scored 51 tonight." "Wait, who?!"— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) April 12, 2014
Brewer's 51 also landed him in the record book, tying the Timberwolves' record for points in a game. And then, there's this impressive feat:
Corey Brewer joins Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan & Rick Barry as only players with 50 points & 6 steals in a game. (@EliasSports)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 12, 2014
What a night for Corey. It's definitely going to be something the grandkids will hear over and over and over and over and over again. Or, Brewer can just show them the video below.