Zach LaVine and the proverbial “bathtub” instead of a basket. The guard of the Chicago Bulls experienced a night of grace in the 126-112 victory on the Philadelphia 76ers’ home court.
LaVine put up 41 points by sending on target. 11 triples on 13 attempts, with a resounding percentage of the85% from behind the arc. He did not break the record for triples in a game in franchise history that still belongs to himself, after the 13 bombs he scored in 2019 against Charlotte.
With his 11/13, however, he became the only player in NBA history, besides Stephen Curry, to score at least 11 triples by shooting with 80% from the arc.
The Bulls have scored 20 triples in total (season high) and LaVine is inching closer to the record for baskets from beyond the arc in franchise history: he currently has made 836, is second on the list and trails Kirk Hinrich at 1049. The former Minnesota player, however, is the only Chicago player to have scored at least 10 times from outside in the same contest and has done so three times.
This season only he, Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum have managed to score. at least 11 triples in the same match.
In addition, LaVine became the second player in Chicago Bulls history (after Michael Jordan) to record more than 15 nights with at least 40 points on the score sheet.
Finally, there are only four other players in NBA history who have scored. more than 10 triples in the same contest: Only Curry, Klay Thompson, Lillard, James Harden and JR Smith are part of the club (along with LaVine).
– Stephen Curry
– Klay Thompson
– Damian Lillard
– James Harden
– J.R Smith https://t.co/wLYQz61Otj