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4/1/2009: Kevin Martin decides to light it up

On this day 11 years ago, Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin went off for 50 points in a 143-141 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

He went 11-of-22 from the field and was a ridiculous 23-of-26 from the free throw line.

His career-high night was spoiled by Grip favorite Monta Ellis, who put up a 42-9-9 stat line for the Warriors.

Martin won’t be remembered for much other than being “the centerpiece” in the James Harden trade, but the man could score. And he did so with one of the silliest shooting motions the league has ever seen.


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