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.
March 9, 1993: Nique hits a career-high eight three-pointers in a 117-103 victory over Milwaukee.
Dominique 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."