On This Date in NBA History: April 15, Glen Rice Scored 56 Points



1995 – In a 123-117 Miami Heat victory over the Orlando Magic, Glen Rice scored a career-high 56 points. That scoring performance stood as the most ever by a Heat player until LeBron James’ 61 points on March 3, 2014. Rice, an eventual three-time all-star, made seven of his eight 3-point attempts that game. Rice’s 1,559 career 3-pointers are the 16th-most made all-time.

Although that 1995 Heat team did not make the playoffs, Rice was a part of the 2000 Los Angeles Lakers championship team. He started all 23 games that postseason and scored 12 points per game on 42 percent shooting from 3-point distance. Rice’s son, Glen Rice Jr., has been in the Washington Wizards organization along with playing for the D-League’s Iowa Energy in 2013-14.

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