There were three lights-out in a quarter performances during the Warriors and Blazers game on Tuesday. You most likely heard about Steph Curry outscoring the Blazers 23-20 in the 3rd quarter. There’s a good chance you heard about the Warriors’ Ian Clark coming off the bench and scoring a career-high 22 points on a perfect 8 of 8 shooting. There’s also a good chance you didn’t hear anything about the Blazers’ Jake Layman going nuts in the final 8 minutes of the 4th quarter since it was garbage time.
The 2nd round pick, minute-less in the Blazer’s first three games, knocked down 5 of 7 3-pointers and 6 of 8 shots for a total of 17 4th quarter points in just 8 minutes! The 5 3-pointers tied a NBA record set by Donyell Marshall (1994) for most 3-pointers in a NBA debut and was just 1 short of tying Clifford Robinson’s franchise record for most 3s in a quarter. The 17 points was also the most by a Blazers rookie since Damian Lillard (23).
“In the position I’m in, no matter when you go in you’ve got to play hard. That’s what was going through my mind,” Layman said.
The former Maryland star was so impressive, Kevin Durant even said, “maybe he should be playing more.”
Here’s what a few other people on the internet had to say about the historic debut.
Source: Oregon Live