Ty Lawson Hit His First 10 Three-Pointers Saturday Night (Video)
During Saturday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ty Lawson became the first player in NBA history to hit his first ten three-point attempts in a game. The former Tar Heel was unstoppable, and was only one three-pointer away from setting an NBA record for most three-pointers made without a miss, until he went for a 28-foot buzzer-beating heave at the end of the third quarter. He finished with a career-high 37 points on the night.
So who is to blame for Lawson coming up just short? According to Nuggets coach George Karl, his coaching staff believes the blame should be place on him:
“It was a show. It was fun being a part of. It’s somewhat unusual to get that hot. I just wish it was 10-for-10. He kind of ruined it by missing that last heave, but my coaching staff said that’s my fault.” [NBA.com]
It appears as though Lawson simply felt like he couldn’t miss on this night. Ah well. I guess 10-for-11 isn’t all that bad.
Here is another look at Ty’s incredible performance from long-range.