We Reminisce: Patrick Ewing drops 51 points on the Celtics

05.21.10 7 years ago 6 Comments

Whether or not the lessons are getting through is one thing — but there was a reason the Magic employed Patrick Ewing to teach Dwight Howard how to be an all-time great.

There are a lot of inspirational movies you could suggest for Dwight going into tomorrow’s crucial Game 3 in Boston, from Braveheart to 300 to any of the Rocky flicks, but here’s a good one: Ewing’s career-high scoring game, when he dropped 51 on the Celtics in March 1990. Hitting 20-of-29 from the field and 11-of-13 at the line, Ewing also pulled down 18 rebounds, but the Knicks lost anyway. So maybe this isn’t the right clip for Dwight …

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