Milwaukee’s point guard, Damian Lillard, continued his ascent up the NBA’s record books on Wednesday, surpassing Kyle Korver for fifth place in all-time 3-pointers made.
In a pivotal moment during the game against the Indiana Pacers, Lillard nailed his second 3-pointer with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter, marking the 2,451st of his illustrious career. This achievement propelled him past Korver and solidified his position as the fifth-highest 3-point shooter in NBA history. However, the spotlight was largely claimed by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s extraordinary performance, scoring a career-high 64 points and setting a new franchise record for the Milwaukee Bucks in their 140-126 victory over the Pacers.
Looking ahead, Lillard’s next target is Hall of Famer Reggie Miller, who sits just ahead with 2,560 3-pointers made during his impressive 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers. Lillard’s current season averages of 3.0 3-pointers per game on 35.0% shooting indicate a trajectory that could see him surpass Miller’s record at some point later in the season. As Lillard continues to make his mark in the NBA, his pursuit of climbing the ranks in 3-point history adds another layer of excitement to his already stellar career.