Buddy Hield of the Indiana Pacers scored the FASTEST 3-pointer in the play-by-play era as he netted just THREE SECONDS into the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers – beating Reggie Miller’s shot at 11:56 in 2000
Indiana Pacers star Buddy Hield wasted no time in Thursday night’s game against Cleveland, scoring the fastest three-pointer during NBA play-by-play.
Hield scored just three seconds after the tip-off fell to him before promptly jacking up a three – much to the delight of those inside Indianapolis’ Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The previous record was held by Pacers great, Reggie Miller, who scored four seconds into a game against Golden State in 2000.
Buddy Hield claimed the record for fastest 3-pointer during play-by-play on Thursday
Cleveland rallied from an early deficit to lead at the end of Q1 and a half but lost due to a blistering second-half by the Pacers.
Indiana outscored the Cavs 71-58 in the final two quarters behind 25 points from Hield and 29 from Tyrese Haliburton.
On Wednesday, Indiana released a video of Haliburton’s father telling Hield to shoot more often.
‘Shoot the ball. Stop dribbling. I don’t need you to dribble, just shoot the ball,’ he said.
‘Just shoot the stupid ball, you the man,’ said Haliburton Sr. from inside the pregame tunnel.
Hield, often known for being a sharpshooter from three, won the 2020 Three-Point Contest.
The Bahamian was in the spotlight this week after he was caught on camera making lewd comments about his former franchise.
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Hield (R) was caught on camera making a lewd comment during Thursday’s shootaround
While teammate Aaron Nesmith was conducting interviews with the media, Hield shot in the background and could be heard talking to another inside TD Garden.
Then, he apparently said: ‘Yo Sacramento, suck my p***.’
Hield spent five and a half seasons with the Kings before he was traded to Indiana along with Tristan Thompson and Tyrese Haliburton in exchange for Domantas Sabonis, Justin Holiday and Jeremy Lamb on February 8.
Hield had his work cut out Thursday, playing against Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell