Thomas Bryant's perfect night was something the NBA had not seen in nearly a quarter-century.
Bryant's 14 for 14 effort from floor in Washington's triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle's win over Cleveland on Jan. 4, 1995.
"It's amazing," Bryant said. "I had no idea throughout the game and I had no idea after the game until people started telling me about it."
They will be telling him about this one for a long time, as he set the marks in the highest- scoring the NBA game since 2008.
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Chamberlain had four such games – he was 15 for 15 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20, 1967, an NBA record 18 for 18 against Baltimore on Feb. 24, 1967 and 16 for 16 against Baltimore again on March 19, 1967, recording all of those for Philadelphia. He was 14 for 14 for the Lakers against Detroit on March 11, 1969.
Bryant scored 31 points, more than he had posted in any other two NBA games of his career. Bryant was 3 for 3 in the first quarter, 1 for 1 in the second quarter (1965) , 2 for 2 in the third quarter, did not take any shots in the fourth quarter, 4 for 4 in the first overtime, 3 for 3 in the second overtime and 1 for the third overtime
The previous high for shots made without a miss in a game this season was 12, by Indiana's Domantas Sabonis against New York on Oct. 31.
"I had no idea," Bryant said. "I was just in the flow of the game and I just let the game come to me."
Bryant was also 3 for 3 from the foul line – adding to his perfect night.
"MVP, by far, by far," Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who is the only one in the game, only Payton also missed the foul line, who had a triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, said when seeing Bryant's state line from the night.
Going back to Washington's game against Houston on Wednesday, Bryant is 19 for 20 from the field and has made his last 16 shot attempts
– AP