Allen Iverson Career High 60pts vs the Dwight Howard Orlando Magic 04/05



Three-time scoring champ hits career high Allen Iverson gave the crowd an electrifying performance to remember. Then the fans returned the favor with raucous ovations he won’t soon forget. “That’s when you get the goose bumps,” Iverson said. “You honestly don’t really feel it when the shots are going down. You don’t ever get the goose bumps until the fans start to appreciate what you’re doing out there.” The Philadelphia star scored 60 points, a career high and the most in the NBA this season, to lead the 76ers to a 112-99 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Iverson, averaging an NBA-leading 29.7 points, was 17-of-36 from the field and made 24 of 27 free throws. His previous high was 58 against Houston on Jan. 15, 2002. “I score a career high and we won the game,” Iverson said. “That’s how you draw it up in your dreams.” It was the first 60-point game in the NBA since Tracy McGrady scored 62 for Orlando against Washington on March 10, 2004, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal had the previous high in the NBA this season, scoring 55 points against Milwaukee on Jan. 4. Iverson, who had 54- and 51-point performances in consecutive games in December, also had the fourth-highest total in 76ers’ history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain. Iverson scored 29 points in the first half, banging and crashing all over the court while helping the 76ers turn it into a rout. After Orlando went on a mini-run in the third that cut a 25-point deficit to 11, Iverson hit a 3-pointer from the

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