Danilo Gallinari sets new Hawks record with 10 made 3-pointers
Danilo Gallinari just turned back the hands of time and caught fire in the Atlanta Hawks’ blowout win against the Boston Celtics. The 32-year-old brought out “Vintage Gallo” and knocked down a career-high 10 3-pointers on Wednesday to set a new franchise record for his new team.
Danilo Gallinari sets a Hawks franchise record with 10 made three-pointers and becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to hit 10 threes off the bench 🔥
10-of-12 3PT pic.twitter.com/sJw5mIs6lV
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 25, 2021
Gallinari, who’s been settling into his new role as a reserve, was automatic from deep and buried nine of his 10 triples in the first three quarters of action. That made the Italian also set an NBA record of knocking down the most threes through a game’s first 36 minutes coming off the bench (via ESPN Stats & Info).
Here’s Gallo’s record-setting three (via FOX Sports):
Gallinari's 1️⃣0️⃣th three. pic.twitter.com/7I6nlaktQF
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) February 25, 2021
Danilo Gallinari finished the game hitting 10 of his 12 3-point attempts and talllying d his best scoring night of the season with 38 points. He even ended up outshooting the entire Celtics squad, who had a rough night from outside the arc and shot just 8-of-31 from three en route to their third straight loss.
Now playing for his fifth NBA team, Gallinari hasn’t been as productive as the Hawks were expecting him to midway through the season. Gallo has just been averaging 10.4 points per outing coming into their game against Boston, which is his lowest scoring average since his rookie season way back in 2008-09 when he suited up for the New York Knicks.
With his hot hand though, it seems as Gallinari just needs more opportunities to get things rolling. Hopefully, his big night pushes the hand of Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce to give the vet the green light.