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Ty Lawson Sets a Few NBA Records with Ten Straight Threes

I know it's been a while since fans have seen a Carolina guy get hot from behind the arc, so here's Ty Lawson to remind everyone what an outside shooting threat looks like. Lawson, who has really blossomed since taking over the starting point guard job for the Nuggets after Chauncey Billups was sent to the Knicks, hit his first ten three point attempts of the game last night. That in itself is a record, and Lawson also became the only layer in NBA history to make 10 threes on less than 13 attempts. And had he stopped there, he would have also had the record for most threes without a miss, which stands at nine. Alas, he took a garbage three as time expired in the third, so he finished 10 of 11 from behind the arc, and 37 overall points.

The game was a bit of a Carolina reunion, with Raymond Felton feeding Lawson for much of the game, and Wayne Ellington coming off the opposing Timberwolves bench for 10 points himself. Of course, Minnesota was the team who originally drafted Lawson, only to trade him to the Nuggets as the had already drafted Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn in the same draft.

As Tom Ziller ably pointed out in the link above, Rubio and Flynn have combined for 31 threes on the season.