Hornets' P.J. Washington sets record for 3-pointers in a career debut
Charlotte Hornets first-round pick P.J. Washington set the NBA record for three-pointers made in a career debut Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.
And he only needed three quarters to do it.
Washington hit his sixth three-pointer with 1:07 to go in the third quarter, breaking the previous record of five set by Donyell Marshall with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Nov. 4, 1994. He had 22 points after the third quarter, converting on 6-of-9 shots from beyond the arc.
The former Kentucky forward hit five of his treys in the first half alone for 17 total points at halftime, the most by a rookie since Marshall in 1994.
In five preseason games, Washington finished by knocking down 8-of-16 shots (50 percent) from three-point range and he showed no signs of slowing down from deep as his hot shooting continued in the regular-season opener Wednesday for the Hornets.
As of posting time, the Hornets were trailing the Bulls, 115-105.
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