The Reno Bighorns and the Los Angeles D-Fenders had quite a game at the Toyota Sports Center on Saturday night. The 315 fans in attendance were treated to what I have to assume is the highest scoring regulation game in D-League history as the Bighorns beat the D-Fenders, 174-169. Just a few weeks ago, these same teams met with the D-Fenders setting a league record for most points in a 175-152 win. More like the O-Fenders, am I right?
The Bighorns shot an insane 61 three-point field goal attempts, making 28. For some kind of perspective, the NBA record for 3-point field goal attempts for a single team in a game is 49 by the Mavericks (versus the Nets in 1996). The highest combined totals for two teams in a single game are 69 (Blazers-Warriors, 2005) and 64 three times (Each of those were OT games). The most three-pointers made by an NBA team in a single game is 21 (Toronto in 2005).
Most of the 3-point damage was done by former Baylor sharpshooter Brady Heslip (10-18 from 3) and David Wear (7-12 from 3) who spent 3 quiet years at UCLA after one silent year at North Carolina. The reason the Bighorns only shot 46% from downtown is because Quincy Miller, the former 2nd round pick of the Nuggets, went 1-8 from three-point range.
You can marvel at the box score here.