Ever since the arrival of Nate McMillan at the helm of the team as the successor of Lloyd Pierce, the Atlanta Hawks have been soaring higher and higher.
Along with a stunning 13-4 record under the new interim coach, the Hawks have now placed themselves in the history books with an impeccable feat on their Tuesday clash against the New Orleans Pelicans at the State Farm Arena.
Hawks break Cavaliers’ record of highest 3-point scoring in a quarter without missing
In an already high scoring game that saw both teams equalling the scores at 61 right at half time, Hawks went on a staggering 46-point scoring spree in the third quarter, shooting an unblemished 11-for-11 on 3-pointers.
The hosts set a new NBA record for the highest 3-point scoring within a single quarter without missing, breaking the previous 9-for-9 record which was held by the Cleveland Cavaliers which they had set in a game the Hawks back in November 2014.
Although a slow fourth quarter brought the final scores to 123-107 to mark a win for the Hawks, in total they clocked 64.1 percent behind the arc shooting, successfully making 20 out of 31 attempts.
Coming to the scoreboard, Trae Young topped the hosts with a double-double, posting 30 points along with 12 assists. A second double-double followed from Clint Capela, who landed 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Kevin Huerter contributed a score of 17, while Lou Williams posted 12 points off the bench in 19 minutes of game time, along with three rebounds and two assists. Danilo Gallinari scored 14.
The in-form Zion Williamson was the Pelicans scoring in charge, finishing with 34 points, five rebounds and two assists. Lonzo Ball was just edges off from a triple-double, as the 23-year-old scored 12 added with 9 rebounds and 11 assists. Eric Bledsoe scored 14.
Tuesday’s win marked the fourth straight victory for the Hawks who are now 27-24 in 4th position in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, the Pelicans were handed their 28th loss of this season and have dropped to 11th position in the Western Conference.