Zach LaVine joins Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson in record books with 13 3-pointers in win over Hornet
A little more than 24 hours after being benched early in the first quarter due to a few missed defensive assignments against the Miami Heat, Chicago Bullsguard Zach LaVine put on quite a show. He made 13 3-pointers, including the game-winner, and finished with 49 points in a 116-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. LaVine joins Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson as the only players in NBA history to make at least 13 3s in a game. Thompson set the record last season by making 14 3-pointers against LaVine's own Chicago Bulls.
The game-winner concluded a wild sequence in which the Hornets saw a five-point lead evaporate over the span of 14.7 seconds. After two Devonte' Graham free throws, Tomas Satoransky made a 3-pointer to cut the Hornets lead to 115-113. Then the Bulls stole the ensuing inbounds pass, which somehow ended up in LaVine's hands, and he dribbled out to make an incredible fadeaway 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left.