Saturday, March 9, 2013
Deron Williams' record-setting night
By ESPN Stats & Information
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Deron Williams notched 11 three-pointers in a record-breaking night against the Wizards.
The Nets snapped a 3-game home losing streak Friday night against the Wizards, thanks in large part to a huge night from Deron Williams, who made a career-high 11 three-point field goals and finished with a season-high 42 points.
Williams started the game by hitting his first eight shots from the field, seven coming from three-point range.
Williams' previous career high was eight three-pointers, but he reached that mark with 6:13 remaining in the second quarter.
That also tied him for the most three-pointers made in a half in NBA history, most recently accomplished by Jason Richardson of the Orlando Magic in February last season.
Williams broke the NBA record for three-pointers in a half at the 1:07 mark. For the half, he matched the Wizards with 33 points and had 12 baskets to 15 for the Wizards.
In addition to his spot in NBA history, Williams carved out a spot in the Nets record book as well. He broke the team's mark for three-pointers in a game (nine by Vince Carter in 2006 against the Memphis Grizzlies), hitting his 10th of the game less than a minute into the second half.
After 23 points in the first quarter, Williams "trailed off" over the course of the rest of the game, scoring 10 in the second (although 33 points were still good for the highest-scoring first half of the season in the NBA).
Williams had four points in the third quarter and five points in the fourth, meaning he had as many three-point field goals in the first half as he had points after halftime.