Michael Porter Jr. Sets Nuggets Single-Season 3-Point Record

– ‣ Michael Porter Jr. became the Denver Nuggets‘ all-time single-season leader in 3-pointers made, surpassing Dale Ellis with 193 3-pointers in the season.
– ‣ Porter’s achievement was highlighted by his efficiency, scoring 31 points on 13-of-16 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from 3-point range in a specific game against the New York Knicks.
– ‣ The record not only showcases Porter’s scoring ability but also his durability, as he mentioned the importance of being available and playing in a career-high 69 games this season.


Michael Porter Jr. just made Denver Nuggets history. Thursday night, he became the all-time leader in single-season 3-pointers.

He did it in a win against the New York Knicks. The final score? 113-100.

Porter surpassed Dale Ellis by netting 193 3s this season. And guess what? He did it on 478 attempts, boasting a 40.4% success rate. Oh, and he scored 31 points that night.

His shooting was on fire, hitting 13-of-16 from the field. That’s an 81.3% shooting accuracy. From beyond the arc? 3-of-6, making it a solid 50%.

Ellis, the previous record holder, made 192 3s back in the ’96-’97 season. He played all 82 games. Porter? He broke the record in just 69 games. And the season’s not even over yet.

On Twitter, there’s a buzz. “Michael Porter Jr. moves into 1st all-time on the @nuggets single-season 3-pointers made list ,” they tweeted. The competition’s tough, but Porter’s leading.

Randy Foye’s in third place with 189 3s. Then there’s Porter again, with 188 in the previous season. J.R. Smith and Jamal Murray are also on the list, with 180 and 172 3s, respectively.

Since his vacation to Mexico over the All-Star break, Porter’s been on a roll. Averaging 21.1 points and 7.3 rebounds. Not to mention, he’s been nailing 3.1 3-pointers per game.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone had a laugh, “I told him just now, ‘Go to Cabo whenever you want. I’ll pay for it.’” Seems like Cabo did wonders for Porter.

This season, Porter’s played a career-high 69 games. He’s averaging 31.8 minutes per game. That’s commitment.

“It was a great break,” Porter admitted. He credits his health and consistent game appearances for breaking the record. “That’s a record that has to do with making 3s, but that’s also a record that has to do with playing games.”

Porter’s season highlights include making a season-high seven 3-pointers in games against the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers. Those were memorable nights.

On Twitter, Porter reflected, “That’s a record that has to do with making threes, but that’s also a record that has to do with playing games.” He’s proud of his availability this season.

With the regular season winding down, the Nuggets are in a strong position. They’re second in the Western Conference, just behind the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“We’re playing at a high level,” Malone said. The team’s focus? Staying healthy and maintaining their momentum. “Our players deserve so much credit,” he added.

Next up, the Nuggets face the Portland Trail Blazers. It’s going to be an exciting game on Saturday night. Can’t wait to see how they perform.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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