With his first 3 points at the start of the Bucks’ home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, All-Star Khris Middleton made franchise history.
He surpassed franchise legend and Hall of Famer Ray Allen for the most 3 points in Bucks regular season history.
Allen, considered one of the greatest shooters of all time, averaged 1,051 3-pointers in 494 games for the Bucks between 1996 and 2003. He knocked them down at an average of 2.1 per match with an efficiency of 40.6%.
On the flip side, Middleton topped Allen’s tally in his 566th regular season game for the Bucks and sits atop the standings with 1,054 career points. The 30-year-old scores 1.9-3 points per game at a rate of 39.4%.
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2021 has been seen as a good year for Middleton, with this recent record just the icing on the cake.
Just days after winning the 2021 Championship with the Bucks, Middleton traveled to Tokyo to be part of the roster for the US team that won the Olympic gold medal.
“To break a record like this, any franchise record is amazing,” Middleton said after the game.
Allen and Middleton were both acquired by the Bucks in deals.
Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the fifth overall pick in the 1996 Draft, Allen and Andrew Lang were traded to the Bucks for the draft rights to fourth pick Stephon Marbury.
Meanwhile, Middleton was acquired by the Bucks in 2013 along with Brandon Knight and Viacheslav Kravtsov from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Brandon Jennings. The Pistons drafted Middleton with the 39th overall pick in the 2012 draft.