Yeah, but Miller has never been a very good jump shooter. He is known as a playmaker/pass first PG. It's just a little bit surprising and look at the number of free throws. Most players would have 20 free throws to get those stats. Try to find performances with straight buckets like Dre did tonight. I bet you won't find too many. I got my money.
I thought Miller was a redundant signing and a needless one at that. He only blocks young guys who can handle the ball like Rudy and Bayless. I think Portland would be wise to go the younger direction since they obviously can't win it all this year. However, it's tough to do that when the sly old veteran Andre Miller drops 50+ points in a game against solid competition in a hostile environment.
Miller was simply on fire tonight. He was in the zone. I would never have expected this outcome from a pass first PG. It's a good thing for Portland but at the same time you have to wonder if it is kind of like Orlando's situation in the recent past with Skip to my Lou. Pretty soon, you're going to have to move the old guy so your younger talent can shine. And in Orlando's case that was Jameer Nelson.
He dropped 52 on the Heat while playing for the Knicks, and he scored 50 on Charlotte while playing for the Warriors.
And then had his first one on the Bulls against the Raptors. That one against the Heat came with him sitting the majority of the 4th quarter as well. The Raptor one was in OT I believe, and I forget about the one against Charlotte as a member of the Warriors.