With Michael Jordan, one of the greatest scorers of all-time, watching from his seat next to the Charlotte Hornets bench, Kemba Walker put on a historic scoring exhibition against the Utah Jazz on Monday.
Walker scored a career-high and a franchise record 52 points in Charlotte's 124-119 double-overtime win over the Jazz. Charlotte's previous franchise record was 48 points by Glen Rice in 1997 and Walker's own career-high was 42 points which he recorded last season.
Walker started the game hot, scoring 18 points in the first quarter, including three 3-pointers. The Hornets guard shot 16-of-34, 6-of-11 from three and 14-of-15 from the free-throw line. He finished the game with 52 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals in just under 47 minutes.
Walker now joins James Harden, Stephen Curry and Jimmy Butler as the only other players in the NBA to have scored 50 or more points this season.