Pistons' Malachi Flynn Makes NBA History With Explosive 50-Point Performance Off The Bench

Photo: Instagram/Malachi Flynn

Detroit Pistons guard Malachi Flynn etched his name into the NBA record books by becoming only the third player in league history to amass 50 points off the bench. 

Flynn's electrifying performance unfolded during the Pistons' clash against the Atlanta Hawks, despite his team ultimately succumbing to a 121-113 defeat.

Flynn's 50-point outburst not only marked a career-high for the talented guard but also established a new franchise record for the most points scored off the bench in Pistons history.

Photo: Instagram/Malachi Flynn

Surpassing the previous mark set by Richard Hamilton in 2009, Flynn's remarkable achievement solidifies his place among the NBA's elite scorers.

The 22-year-old guard's scoring spree in the second half, where he poured in 33 points, showcased his ability to take over a game and deliver when it mattered most. His stellar performance now sees him tied for the second-most points ever scored off the bench in NBA history, narrowly trailing behind Jamal Crawford's 51-point masterpiece in 2019.


Flynn's remarkable outing was characterized by incredible efficiency, as he shot an impressive 18-for-25 from the field and 9-for-12 from the free-throw line. Beyond his scoring prowess, Flynn also showcased his versatility by contributing across multiple facets of the game, tallying a season-high six rebounds, five assists, and five steals during his 34 minutes on the court.

Reflecting on his historic achievement, Flynn expressed a blend of satisfaction and determination, emphasizing the importance of team success alongside personal milestones. Despite the loss, Flynn's performance serves as a testament to his resilience and unwavering commitment to excellence.

As one of the standout moments of the NBA season, Malachi Flynn's historic 50-point eruption solidifies his place in basketball lore and leaves fans eagerly anticipating what the rising star will accomplish next on the hardwood.

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