INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Buddy Hield made the fastest 3-pointer on record when he hit just three seconds into the Pacers’ game against Cleveland on Thursday night.
The opening tipoff was batted to Hield, who caught it behind the arc, turned and shot. The ball went through with 11:57 remaining in the first quarter, with Pacers center Myles Turner being credited with an assist.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the previous fastest 3-pointer in an NBA game was by Pacers Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, who made one four seconds into a game against Golden State on March 5, 2000.
Play-by-play has been recorded in the NBA since the 1996-97 season.
Why the rush, Buddy? 😅
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And Hield kept hitting. He went 5-of-6 from long range on the way to 25 points in Indiana’s 135-126 victory.
Hield leads the NBA in total 3-pointers made this season.