Kristaps Porzingis Makes NBA History With Multiple 40+ Point, 5+ Three-Pointer Games

Photo: Instagram/Kristaps Porzingis

On Wednesday night, the Washington Wizards faced off against the Atlanta Hawks in a game crucial to their chances of making the play-in tournament.

To stay ahead of teams like the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers, the Wizards needed big performances from their star players.

And they got just that from Kristaps Porzingis, who had a career-high 43 points on 77.3% shooting from the field and 70% shooting from deep.

Photo: Instagram/Kristaps Porzingis 

Although the Wizards ultimately lost to the Hawks, Porzingis' performance was historic. 

He became the first 7-foot player in NBA history to record multiple games of 40+ points and 5+ three-pointers made.

His previous game of 41 points and six triples came against the Minnesota Timberwolves in November 2022.

Porzingis' unique combination of size and shooting ability has earned him the nickname "Unicorn" since he entered the league in 2016.

While there have been other stretch big men like Dirk Nowitzki, Porzingis' high volume of attempts from beyond the arc makes him difficult to defend.

Despite the loss, Porzingis' performance highlighted the potential of the Wizards' roster.

With star players like Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma alongside Porzingis, the team has the talent to make a leap out of mediocrity.

However, they will need more contributions from other players on the team to succeed.

The Wizards' playoff hopes are still alive, but they will need to continue to rely on their star players to secure their spot in the play-in tournament.

For Porzingis, this game was a reminder of his incredible talent and a glimpse of what he could do for the Wizards in the future.

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Source: Clutch Points
 


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