NBA Game Notes (Jan. 6, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on January 6, 2023.
LaVine on 🔥
The Bulls’ Zach LaVine was on fire last night, scoring 41 points with 11 3-pointers made in a 126-112 win over the Sixers. The win snapped the Bulls’ 12-game losing streak to the Sixers, and also ended the Sixers’ 11-game home winning streak.
It’s the third time LaVine has recorded a 40-point game with 10 3-pointers made. He’s one of only five players in NBA history to produce at least three such games:
18 — Stephen Curry
5 — Klay Thompson
3 — James Harden
3 — Damian Lillard
3 — Zach LaVine
LaVine has recorded all three game of these games with the Bulls. No other player in franchise history has produced even one such game.
LaVine shot 14-19 from the field, including 11-13 from 3-point range. That’s an effective field goal percentage of 102.6%, tied for the fifth-highest such figure in NBA history in a 40-point game:
110.0% — Klay Thompson (Jan. 21, 2019)
107.9% — Gary Trent Jr. (April 10, 2021)
106.7% — Allen Crabbe (April 9, 2018)
103.1% — Gilbert Arenas (Feb. 25, 2006)
102.6% — Zach LaVine (Jan. 6, 2023)
102.6% — Kyrie Irving (March 8, 2022)
It’s the sixth time LaVine has scored at least 40 points with an effective field goal percentage of 80% with the Bulls, three more such games than all other players in franchise history combined. No other Bull has recorded more than one such game.
LaVine became the third player in NBA history to record multiple games with at least 10 3-pointers made on 75% accuracy:
6 — Stephen Curry
2 — Klay Thompson
2 — Zach LaVine
Bulls center Nikola Vucevic recorded his fifth career triple-double, compiling 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists. Vucevic is the eighth player in franchise history to record at least 15 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in a game. No Bull has produced more than one such game.
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