Dominique’s Greatest Moments - 19
Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins was recently inducted into the Hall of
Fame, as you may have heard. We here at Hawks.com cannot get enough of Nique,
and are constantly scouring the internet for video of his days as the Human
Highlight Film. On December 1st, the Hawks will be honoring Dominique as part of
Hardwood Classic Nights, with the team wearing throwback uniforms representing
the 1986 season.
To get ready for the festivities, Hawks.com is counting down the 21
greatest moments of Wilkins' career. Check back daily as we update the countdown
every weekday leading up to the Dec. 1 match-up with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
9, 1993: Nique hits a career-high eight three-pointers in a 117-103 victory over
Wilkins was known for his ability to get to the rack, but he also could hit from
outside the arc from time-to-time. It's hard to score 26,668 career points
without the ability to score from all over.
One March night in Milwaukee, Nique had one of those nights where his shot
was falling and once he got rolling, he didn't stop until the job was done.
Wilkins finished the night shooting 14-22 from the field and 8-12 from downtown
for a total of 37 points. The eight trifectas was a Hawks record at the time
(since broken by current Hawks broadcaster Steve Smith). Wilkins would go on to
hit 120 3's that season, the best of his career as well.
Hawks VP of Basketball
"I remember that night very well. The basket seemed like an ocean. It felt
like anything I put up was going to drop. I could have had more, honestly. But we were winning big, so coach took me
out early. If he hadn't, I think I could have at least had a couple more."