It's 2010. The 28-21 Portland Trail Blazers are visiting the 30-17 Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks put out a starting five of a prime Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Shawn Marion, and Erick Dampier.
For the Blazers, it’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Miller, Juwan Howard, Jerryd Bayless and Martell Webster.
The final score is 114-112. Who wins?
The Blazers, behind a 52-point performance by Andre Miller, of course.
Miller, The Professor, at age 34, who averaged 12 points per game for his career and had a previous career-high of 37, went 22-of-31 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and led the Blazers to a road victory.
Cheers to statistical outliers. And to the oldest of old man games. And to having to shoot at a 45 degree angle just to get a shot off.
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