Zach LaVine’s shocked reaction to historic shooting night with Coby White
Zach LaVine and Coby White had a monster evening for the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. The Bulls’ explosive duo turned on the jets as they torched the visiting New Orleans Pelicans with their red-hot shooting. LaVine and White each nailed eight three-pointers and made NBA history by being the first pair of teammates to each make at least eight long range bombs in a game.
The Bulls also set a new team record of 25 made three-pointers.
After the game, LaVine had no idea that their hot-shooting night just put them in the history books (via KC Johnson of NBCS Chicago).
Zach LaVine didn’t know he and Coby White had made NBA history by becoming 1st teammates to each make 8 or more 3-pointers in same game. “That’s big. We’re explosive enough to be able to do that.”
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 11, 2021
The 25-year-old LaVine led the way for the Bulls in their 129-116 victory, making nine three-pointers in total for a season-high 46 points. He started the game on fire by knocking down five treys in the opening quarter alone. He finished with an efficient 9-of-14 clip from deep.
LaVine, who was averaging a career-high 27.7 points per game coming into the game against the Pelicans, also added seven rebounds and four assists in yet another brilliant showing. It’s no wonder why his campaign for his first NBA All-Star nod is gaining momentum every game.
White was equally impressive. The sophomore guard pretty much took over the game when LaVine took his foot off the gas and helped the Bulls keep the Pelicans at bay. The former North Carolina standout registered a career-high for three-point connections to finish with 30 points on top of seven assists.
Zach LaVine and Coby White outshot the entire Pelicans roster, who only tallied 13-of-36 from long range.
The Bulls improved to 10-14 while ending the Pelicans’ four-game winning streak.