On Feb. 12, 2005, Allen Iverson had one of the best games of his NBA career.
Leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 112-99 victory over the Orlando Magic, the 11-time All-Star scored a career-best 60 points to go along with six assists, five steals and four rebounds.
Iverson shot 17-for-36 from the field, 2-for-5 from 3-point range and 24-for-27 from the free-throw line. The latter tied him with a group of players for the fifth-most free throws ever made in an NBA game and the eighth-most free throws ever attempted.
Iverson's scoring outburst helped the 76ers overcome a near triple-double from Steve Francis (32 points, 13 rebounds, eight assists) and a double-double from Dwight Howard (11 points, 13 rebounds). With the win, Philadelphia improved to 25-26 on the season while Orlando fell to 26-24.
"I score a career-high and we won the game," Iverson said afterwards. "That's how you draw it up in your dreams."
Allen Iverson's 60-point career high! (2005) pic.twitter.com/AkTnoz9SmC- ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) June 7, 2020
Iverson led the league in scoring in the 2004-05 season with 30.7 points per game, marking the fourth and final scoring title of his career. The only players in NBA history with more scoring titles are Wilt Chamberlain (7) and Michael Jordan (10).
With 24,368 career points, Iverson ranks 25th on the NBA's all-time scoring list, currently in between Ray Allen (24,505) and Kevin Durant (23,471).
Iverson was inducted into The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016 alongside Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal and other legends.
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