Zach LaVine hit 13 3-pointers, including the game winner, in the Chicago Bulls’ 116-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The 13 3’s represent the second-most in NBA history, tied with Steph Curry.
LaVine’s 49-point performance comes a day after he was benched in the first quarter by Jim Boylen.
“We’ve been playing good in stretches. We just executed to perfection down the stretch. Obviously, you know, we got blessed a little bit with some luck. We can take this energy and go on to the next game. Hopefully this is that turning point for us. Every team has it. This could be a big step for us in the right direction,” said LaVine after the game.
Boylen added that he was pleased with how LaVine responded to the benching.
“My job is to push the guy to a place he can’t take himself, and that happens sometimes with tough conversations, meetings and maybe some uncomfortable moments, but that’s what my job is. The credit needs to go to him and his focus, energy and his effort. He is always good when we coach him and talk to him. He wants to play better, I want him to play better and I am really happy for him.”
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Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap