Raptors Fred VanVleet Breaks NBA Scoring Record!
— NBA (@NBA) February 3, 2021
CelebnSports247.com reports that Fred VanVleet is hardly known for his scoring outbursts has done a 360 on his scoring.
The Toronto Raptors guard averages nearly 19 points per game, but not this time Fred VanVleet scored 54 points, an explosion that represents far more than just his own career-high.
Entering Tuesday, VanVleet had never scored 40 points in a college or NBA game. He didn’t even need three quarters to cross that threshold.
Mark February 2nd since Fred Vanvleet posted the best offensive game of his career.
Fred broke both DeMar DeRozan’s team record of 52 points and Hall-of-Famer Moses Malone’s league record of 53 points from an undrafted player.
VanVleet had another major NBA record in his sights as well. He shot 8-of-9 from behind the arc in the first half, putting him on pace to break the record for most 3-pointers in a game as well. That record is currently held by Klay Thompson, who made 14 in a 2018 game against the Chicago Bulls. VanVleet made three 3-pointers in the third quarter, giving him a shot at the record, but then attempted only one in the fourth quarter. He missed it and therefore finished short of even Donyell Marshall’s team-record of 12, according to CBSSports.
— CelebNSports247 (@CNS24_7) February 3, 2021