Cavs Nation Poll Question
With his three-point field-goal made in the third quarter in Detroit on Dec. 3, Daniel Gibson passed Wesley Person (550) for 3rd place on the Cavs all-time leaders list. Gibson has 553 career triples and is shooting .403 (31-77) from deep this season.
Boobie's recent climb up the three-point chart has us thinking...
Which three-point performance by Daniel Gibson was the most impressive?
- 11 Triples Rook/Soph Game
Although this particular three-point performance didn't count towards his career totals, Gibson shined bright during the 2008 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Boobie was asked to participate in the Sophomore/Rookie Challenge as a member of the Sophomore squad, and the second-year man out of Texas didn't disappoint.
Despite not being a starter in the game, Gibson tied the record for total three-pointers made during the first half. He later would set the record in the second half tallying eleven total three-pointers and finishing the game shooting 11-20 from beyond-the-arc. Because of his efforts, Gibson was named MVP of the game, finishing with 33 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
- Regular Season Career-High
On a late-December night at The Q in 2010, Boobie warmed up the crowd and scorched the nets while putting together one of his best performances as a pro.
The Utah Jazz had no answer for the Cavaliers marksman. Gibson hit a regular season career-high seven triples and only missed one shot from downtown in the process.
On top of that, Gibson was a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe, scored 29 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and added two steals.
- Perfect From Beyond-the-Arc
It's hard enough to not miss any of your shots from beyond-the-arc when you are standing there all alone, but to do it when you have some of the best athletes in the world jumping out into your face, now that is impressive.
Gibson accomplished that very task back in 2008 against the Indiana Pacers, helping the Cavaliers to a 106-97 victory against their division foes.
Boobie went a perfect 5-of-5 from three-point land for 15 points in just under 20 minutes of play, providing a much-needed spark of the Cavaliers' bench. The performance is the only time in which Gibson has gone perfect from deep when netting five or more three-pointers.
- Game 6 of East Finals
Gibson was the star in Game 6 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, leading the Cavaliers to a series-clinching 98-82 victory to send the Wine and Gold to their first NBA Finals appearance.
His performance included a career-high 31 points (19 in the 4th quarter) on 7-of-9 field-goals, 5-of-5 from the three-point line, six rebounds and two assists.
Gibson's 31 points were the most by a rookie in a series-clinching win since Magic Johnson led the Lakers with 42 points to win the championship in the 1980 NBA Finals.