Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots a three point shot over Martell Webster #9 of the Washington Wizards on March 8, 2013. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Deron Williams broke a NBA-record on Friday night by hitting nine three-pointers in the first half of Brooklyn's 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards.
Williams would finish with 42 points with 11 shots falling from distance out of 16 attempts. His 33 first-half points matched the Wizards effort as a team in the first half. Williams added five assists and three rebounds to his record-setting night.
The Nets point guard came out of the gates on fire, swishing home eight consecutive triples before missing on his ninth attempt. Williams would fall one three-pointer away from a share of the NBA record for most three-pointers in a game. Williams netted two more 3s to his tally in the second half to bring his total to 11 for the game.
Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall share the NBA record with 12 3s in a single game.