Trail Blazers' Dalano Banton Made Unwanted NBA History During Blowout Loss vs. Kings

Portland Trail Blazers forward Dalano Banton
Portland Trail Blazers forward Dalano Banton / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers guard Dalano Banton had an afternoon to forget on Sunday, as he made some undesirable history during the team's lopsided defeat against the Sacramento Kings in the regular-season finale.

Banton was ice cold from three-point range on Sunday—historically so, as he shot an abysmal 0-for-15 from beyond the arc. No player in NBA history has attempted as many threes without making a single one during a game.

To make matters worse, Banton wound up getting ejected during the fourth quarter, marking an unspectacular end to a historically disastrous night for the 24-year-old.

Banton ended the game with 17 points on 6-of-26 shooting–including the historic 0-for-15 from deep–while adding seven assists and three rebounds. He recorded a plus/minus of minus-38 during Portland's 121–82 loss.

Banton's been taking an extremely high volume of shots over the last two games, chucking up a total of 52 attempts during that span. He made just 15 field goals and shot 2-for-25 from three-point range, unable to find his shooting touch from outside.

The Trail Blazers ended the season on a five-game losing streak, having also lost 15 of their last 17 games to close out a 21–61 campaign.

Karl Rasmussen


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