Coby White Stays Hot From 3-Point Range; Sets Rookie Records
What Roy Williams said to Coby White on Tuesday has seemingly struck a chord for the former Tar Heel.
For the second straight game, White was on fire from beyond the arc, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in a losing effort, as Milwaukee pulled away for a 124-115 victory on Thursday night.
After knocking down seven 3-pointers on Tuesday, White became the second Bulls player to hit six or more threes in consecutive games while also setting two NBA rookie records.
Both performances have followed a visit from Carolina coach Roy Williams, who during Thursday's press conference, detailed his visit with his former point guard.
"I just told him, ‘Be Coby. Don’t stress it; how long do you think you’ll play, about 15 years?’ He said, ‘I hope so,'" Williams said. "I said, ‘OK, we’re 10 games into 1,500, so come on, quit stressing a little bit and just be Coby.’"
After the electric fourth-quarter performance and career-high 27 points, White picked up where he left off on Thursday in Milwaukee, hitting his first attempt from beyond the arc less than a minute after entering the game before finishing the quarter with another.
In all, White hit five 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 19 points before the Bucks were able to slow him down in the second half.
Coming into Tuesday, White had hit 18 of 62 field goal attempts, including 3 of 26 from 3-point range. Since, he's 17 for 37 from the field and 13 of 24 from beyond the arc.
Up next, the Bulls return home to meet Theo Pinson and the Brooklyn Nets at 6 p.m. Saturday in a game that will be televised on NBA TV.