Arron Afflalo Shreds the Bucks

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2013

So, in the Orlando Magic's 94-91 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, Arron Afflalo got kind of hot from beyond the arc.

Okay, he got very hot.

Just ask Evan Dunlap of The Orlando Pinstriped Post:

Afflalo drained eight three-pointers in total, going 8-of-11 from long range. He also tied a franchise record with five threes in a quarter, as OrlandoMagic.com's John Denton noted:

Looking at his shot chart, it's fairly obvious that Afflalo prefers the left side of the floor. All eight of his bombs came from either the left corner or wing. As a matter of fact, he didn't even attempt a single triple from the right. Take a look.

The UCLA product has always been a pretty reliable outside shooter, as he is a lifetime 38.5 percent shooter from downtown, but his performance against the Bucks was beyond "reliable." It was outstanding in every sense of the word.

But wait; it gets better. Afflalo also amassed a career-high 36 points off 11-of-15 shooting overall, and he posted eight rebounds and six assists to boot:

He absolutely took over this game for the Magic down the stretch, helping rally his team from 19 points down to come back and steal the victory at home.

Yes, it was against a beaten-up Milwaukee team, but eight threes are eight threes and 36 points are 36 points, regardless of the opponent.

Well done, Arron.

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