When the Indiana Pacers made all but one shot in a quarter earlier this season it was impressive. What Ty Lawson did on Saturday night was unbelievable.
Through three quarters, Lawson connected on ten consecutive three pointers against the Minnesota Timberwolves. It would have been an NBA record for consecutive made threes without a miss until he hurled up a three as time expired at the end of the third that did not connect. George Karl stared at him for five seconds after the quarter was over before asking him why he bothered taking that last shot. Lawson simply shrugged. Heat checks happen.
He was 10-11 from deep. It is the most threes made in a game by any player in a game this season.
NBA records aside, Lawson, through three had a career high 37 points on 11-16 shooting while also hitting five of his six free throws. He also had seven rebounds and six assists with one steal through three.
Needless to say, the Nuggets were well on their way to the win column by the time the third was over.
Denver set a franchise record with 19 made three-pointers in the game.
The NBA record for most consecutive three-pointers made in a game without missing is held by Latrell Sprewell (New York Knicks; February 4, 2003) and Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls; April 14, 2006) who each made nine.