Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Most Three-point Field Goals in a Game by Player in NBA History

To date the most 3-point field goals made in an NBA game by one player is 13. This is one NBA record I expected to be broken and it just was.

                                           (Photo by Keith Allison
Most Three-point Fields Goals in a Game by Player in NBA History

1. Stephen Curry - 13

On November 7, 2016, Steph Curry made 13 threes in a 116-106 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Curry made 13 of 17 threes in the game to break the NBA record. He scored 46 points in the game.

​T-2. Stephen Curry - 12

On Fe​bruary 27, 2016, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors made 12 three-point shots in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Curry took 16 threes in the game so he made 75% of his three-point shots as he led the Warriors to a 121-118 win. Steph Curry scored 46 points in the game.

T-2. Kobe Bryant - 12

On January 7, 2003 Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers made 12 three-point shots against the Seattle Supersonics to set the record for most 3-pointers by a player in one game. Kobe made 12 of the 18 (.667) threes he took and finished with 45 total points in the game.
Kobe Bryant has also had 9 three-pointers in a game 3 times and he also once had 8 three-pointers in a game. Though he is getting a little older Kobe is still a threat to break his own record.
T-2. Donyell Marshall - 12
On March 13, 2005 Donyell Marshall of the Toronto Raptors came off the bench to hit 12 of 19 three-point shots against the Philadelphia 76ers and tie the record for most 3-point shots made in a game. Marshall would only make one two-point shot in the game and finished with 38 total points.

​T-5. Stephen Curry - 11

​On February 3, 2016, Stephen Curry made 11 threes in a 134-121 win for the Golden State Warriors over the Washington Wizards. Curry finished the game with 51 points.

T-5. Kyrie Irving - 11

On January 28, 2015, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers made 11 threes in a 99-94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Irving scored 55 points in the game.

T-5. Klay Thompson - 11

On January 23, 2015, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors made 11 threes in a 126-101 win over the Sacramento Kings. Thompson scored 52 points in the game and he set the NBA record for most points in a quarter when he dropped 37 points in the 3rd quarter alone. He made 9 of 9 threes in that 3rd quarter.​

T-5. Dennis Scott - 11

With a little help on April 18, 1996 Dennis Scott of the Orlando Magic set the previous record of 11 three-point field goals in one game against the Atlanta Hawks. Beginning during the 1994-95 season the NBA moved in the three-point line to 22 feet from the basket to improve scoring in the league. The NBA moved the line back to its original distance after the 1996-97 season so Scott broke the record while the line was at 22 feet.
Dennis Scott also broke the record that season for most 3-point field goals in a season with 267 (Ray Allen and then Steph Curry have since broken that record).
T-5. J.R. Smith - 11
J.R. Smith, playing for the Denver Nuggets, made 11 three-pointers on April 13, 2009 against the Sacramento Kings. Smith did not start the game for the Nuggets but came off the bench to make 11 of 18 three-point attempts and scored 45 total points in the game.
T-5. Stephen Curry - 11
On February 23, 2013, Stephen curry of the Golden state Warriors made 11 threes in a 105-109 loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Curry made 11 of the 13 threes he took in the game and ended up scoring a career high 54 points. Curry broke the NBA record for threes in a season in 2013 with 272.
T-5. Deron Williams - 11
On March 8, 2013, Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets made 11 threes in a 95-78 win over the Washington Wizards. Williams made 11 of the 16 threes he took, and ended up scoring 42 points in the game.
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