Led by a red-hot Marco Belinelli, the Spurs hit their first 14 threes against the Thunder, including going 10-10 in the first half: an NBA-best for any half over the last 20 years. It was the most threes the Spurs had opened a game hitting since they hit their first 11 against the Kings in 2002.
Belinelli hit 5-5, including three straight off steals in a 90-second span late in the first quarter, along with two from Patty Mills, three from Davis Bertans.
Bryn Forbes hit his first three three-point attempts to start the second half, followed by another for Bertans before Derrick White had the first miss of the night.
Another one.— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 11, 2019
12 FOR 12 from DEEP! pic.twitter.com/A5yemAvfcE
According to Elias, this is the most threes a team has opened the game hitting in 20 years. The previous record of 12 belonged to none other than the last season’s Thunder.