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Deron Williams sets NBA record by hitting nine three-pointers in first half against Wizards

Mar 8, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

Deron Williams put himself in the NBA record book on Friday, and he did so before the first half of the game between the Nets and the Wizards was anywhere close to being finished.

Williams knocked down nine three-pointers by halftime , including hitting 7-7 from beyond the arc before the end of the first quarter.

Williams finished with 11 threes on the night, one shy of the single game record of 12 which is shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall. He did have one shot at it, and got a pretty clean look. But it rimmed out with 1:09 remaining.

Williams joins just three other players in history to finish with 11 three-pointers made in a game — Dennis Scott (in 1996 with the Magic), J.R. Smith (in 2009 with the Nuggets), and Stephen Curry, who got his back on Feb. 27 in his 54-point performance against the Knicks.

Williams finished with 42 points on 15-24 shooting, to go along with five assists in Brooklyn’s easy 95-78 victory.

  1. eoneil32 - Mar 8, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    How about some love for Aldridge. Only player this year with 1200 points and 500 rebounds

    • psung26 - Mar 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM

      totally irrelevant -_-

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 9, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      After Sunday LeBron will have 1650 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists.

  2. thetooloftools - Mar 9, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    I’ll sleep better knowing this.

  3. deavn - Mar 9, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Congrats Deron Williams. Now get your Nets to the NBA Finals.

  4. rawzmyname - Mar 9, 2013 at 2:44 AM

    Yeh Dwill

  5. dko83 - Mar 9, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    Deron Williams still plays?

  6. michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Is (blank) 3-pointers in a half really a record? How about (blank) 3-pointers in a quarter, or (blank) in 4.5 quarters? Or how about only guy to ever have 17 blocks and exactly 14 points in a game? Is that a record?

  7. mat9844 - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Whether or not you’re a fan of the Nets, you gotta admire a player who puts forth this kind of effort for his team. Congrats, Deron.

    • dangernearing - Mar 9, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      And the effort to get two coaches canned.

  8. samonelastains - Mar 9, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Them cortisone shots must be working!

    • badintent - Mar 9, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      Got mine last week, Doc told me I can get the Big Heater up to 115MPH again, look out Nadel.

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