[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he most exciting time of the year, the Playoffs are just days away and like every other season, the 2014-15 regular season was equally exciting and full of record breaking moments. Here’s Crizic’s list of some top highlights from NBA season 2014-2015:
1. Kobe climbs on the all time scoring list:
Bryant only played 35 games this season but still managed to break some records. He left Jordan behind on the NBA scoring list becoming 3rd all-time leading scorer.
2. PERFECT SHOOTING!:
Jared Dudley scored 24 points shooting 100% from the field, scoring on all his 10 field goal attempts (4 for 4 from the 3-point line) in the Bucks’ win over the Hawks, and became the first player to to shoot perfectly from the field for an entire game.
3. PERFECT SHOOTING AGAIN!:
In the 3rd quarter of a Clippers-Kings match Klay Thompson shot perfect scoring an NBA record 37 points going 13 for 13 from the field while he was 9 for 9 from the three point range (also a league record for most 3-pointers in a quarter).
4. Kyle Korver’s 11 points in 65 seconds:
Not as exciting as T-Mac’s 13 points in 35 seconds but Kyle Korver was on fire when he scored an impressive 11 points in just 65 seconds.
Watch the video here:
5. Most Assists by a Forward:
LeBron James now holds the records for most assists by a forward in NBA history and he’s just 30 years old. He climbed the top of the ladder after he passed Scottie Pippen who previously held the record with 6,135 assists.
6. Most Wins in 1000 Games:
This season Tony Parker recorded an NBA highest 718 wins in 1000 games. No other player has more number of wins than Tony Parker through 1000 games.
7. First NBA Player of Indian Descent:
A proud moment for all the Indians. On 2nd April, 2015 7’5″ Sim Bhullar signed a 10-day contract with the Kings and had his moment with 16 seconds left on the clock of the 4th quarter in a match against Timberwolves (which the Kings won 116-111). He made history becoming the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA.
8. Most 3-Pointers in Regular Season:
Sharpshooting is what Steph Curry has been doing this entire season keeping warriors at the top of the tough Western Conference and he is most likely to win the MVP award as well. And for the number of 3-pointers Steph Curry made this season, well, he broke his own record of most 3-pointers made in a regular season (previous record of 272 3’s) nailing a total 286 three-pointers this season.
9. Most 50 Wins Seasons:
The San Antonio Spurs are unarguably one of the best sports teams out there. They have been winning consistently, playing fundamentally, and each player does his part perfectly well.
The Spurs had a stumbling start this season but with every player fit again and gaining their momentum back Spurs surged late recording another 50 wins season, their 16th consecutive and ending the 2014-15 regular season with a 55-27 record.
We saw the dominance of the Hawks and the Warriors in their respective conferences becoming a tough to beat title contenders. But the Spurs are back on track and it looks like there’s no stopping them. The Cavaliers, the Mavericks and the LA Clippers are also on the run with improved rosters. Russell Westbrook had an amazing year (looking at his individual stats), scoring leader this season, kept stacking up triple-doubles, won All-Star MVP title but it wasn’t enough for OKC to qualify for the playoffs this year.
The Playoff picture is set now. Who is your pick for the NBA Title this year?