There were some incredible performances in front of hostile crowds during the 2011 NBA Playoffs, but none of them were better than some classic crowd-killers displayed by Michael Jordan, LeBron James and other stars over the last 20-years of NBA history.
HipHopSite.com’s excellent “Murdered You On Your Own $#!t” Awards inspired a new series of articles at the Miami Heat Index. The first article, Did the King Murder Wade On His Own Team focused on whether LeBron outplayed Dwyane Wade on his own team last season.
This article will focus on players who went on the road and murdered the other team on their own court in front of their own crowd and on the biggest stage: the playoffs.
In the last 20-years, 21 players have murdered the other team on their own court by scoring 40+ points on the road in an NBA playoff game, according to basketball-reference.com. The"Murdered You On Your Own $#!t" Award Series: NBA Playoffs Edition ranked players by the number of 40-point games on the road. All ties went to the player with the higher Win Score per 48 Minutes average (WS48).
See the article Simple Models of Player Performance by sports economist David Berri for more information on Win Score.
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