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What was unique in NBA on May 8th?

09 May

In this game http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201105080DAL.html
Jason Terry made 9 threes even though he played only 25 minutes. http://bkref.com/tiny/ZzZ5Z.
It happened only ONE time during last 25 RS [Redd in 2002] – http://bkref.com/tiny/1c2rh.
Really impressive. Was it a contract year in a single game? ;-)

Peja Stojakovic made all of his 6 threes and he played only 30 minutes.
http://bkref.com/tiny/YaMz0. It happened 18 times during last 25 RS – http://bkref.com/tiny/nE2xe.
BTW, Robert Horry had almost exactly the same stat-line 14 years and 2 days earlier but he played 45 minutes: http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/199705060UTA.html.

Mavericks provided fireworks with 20 threes made and FG% over 60%. http://bkref.com/tiny/PvcTi.
It happened only ONE time during last 25 RS [Magic 2 yrs ago]- http://bkref.com/tiny/f7kyZ.
And they sweeped Lakers with this game ending Jackson’s coaching career!
Awesome how unique that game was ;-)

In other game http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201105080ATL.html
Taj Gibson had 4 blocks and 2 steals even though he played only 13 minutes.
http://bkref.com/tiny/20ig5. It happened 8 times during last 25 RS – http://bkref.com/tiny/Wsr8u.
BTW, none of those scored 9 or more points! So if we include that caregory Gibson’s stat-line was basically the only such performance in last 25 years!

Surprisingly Josh Smith’s explosion with 23 points, 16 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 blocks was not so unique as you may think: it happened 9 times in the playoffs since 1991 – http://bkref.com/tiny/iw23m.

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