Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet Breaks NBA Scoring Record

Fred VanVleet shatters the record for most points scored in a game in the NBA’s history, with 54 points scored during the Raptors’ victory over the Orlando Magic. 

Prior to Tuesday’s game, VanVleet had never scored more than 40 points in a single game, and averaged around 19 points per game. VanVleet now replaces Moses Malone, who held the league record of 53 points. 

VanVleet also had a chance to break another record, completing 8 of 9 shots from behind the 3-point line. That record is currently held by Klay Thompson, with 14 3-pointers made in a single game against the Chicago Bulls in 2018. 

VanVleet would only attempt one more 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, before being benched for the last 2:37 of the game.

This victory positions the Raptors right behind the Charlotte Hornets, and puts them within reach of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.


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