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Clippers’ Landry Shamet sets franchise rookie record by hitting 7 3-pointers vs. Knicks

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Not only did LA Clippers shooting guard Landry Shamet break a franchise rookie record for three-pointers made…he did it all in the first half.

Shamet — who was originally drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers but flipped to the Clippers as part of the deal that sent Tobias Harris to Philly — made seven threes to break the record that was previously held by Terry Dehere, Eric Gordon and Brent Barry:

Landry Shamet would not make another appearance on the score sheet in the Clippers’ 128-107 thrashing of the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon, but he hardly needed to break a sweat after catching fire in the first half.

The rookie out of Wichita State has been a long-distance gunner since his collegiate days, and he was shooting nearly 41 percent from deep in Philadelphia before the trade.

Shamet has ramped up his shooting in Los Angeles, where he is shooting almost 43 percent from beyond the arc while upping his scoring by over three points per game.

As a team, the Clippers shot an astonishing 54.3 percent of their triples against the Knicks, as New York struggled to defend the perimeter.

With the win, LA jumped a half game ahead of the Spurs and into the seventh spot in the Western Conference standings.

Although Shamet saw decent minutes in Philly, he has been inserted into the Clippers’ starting rotation. After averaging just over 20 minutes per night for the Sixers, that number has increased to 28 minutes in his eight games in Los Angeles.

With young players Ivica Zubac and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also on board, the Clippers offer an intriguing trio of young talent as they prepare to attract free agents in the summer.