Posted Jan 8 2003 12:58PM
A closer look at Bryant's record-breaking 12 three-pointers
Jan. 8, 2003 -- When you're a player as talented as the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, it's difficult to be surprised by anything you accomplish on the court. But even Bryant was taken aback by his record-breaking night against the Sonics Tuesday, when he hit 12 three-pointers to break the all-time NBA record.
"This [record] is big," Kobe told the Los Angeles Times. "I never, ever expected a three-point record."
"That was perhaps the greatest streak shooting I've ever seen in my life," Phil Jackson told the paper.
Besides connecting for the most three-pointers in a single game, Bryant also broke the record for most consecutive three-pointers made in a game when he hit nine in a row over one stretch.
Bryant's 18 three-point attempts is tied for third on the all-time list. Michael Adams and George McCloud share the record for most three-point attempts in a game, with 20.
Here is a closer look at the records Bryant broke Tuesday night:
Most three-point field goals in a game:
Most three-point field goals, none missed, game:
Most three-point field goals in a game by a Laker: