Tip-Off Timer: Brent Price's Lucky 13
Brent Price never was as good as older brother Mark, a four-time All-Star, but for one brief stretch he was better than anyone else ever was in the NBA.
Brent Price set an NBA record in 1996 -- matched the next season by Terry Mills -- by making 13 consecutive 3-point shots over three games, a mark that none of the game's more heralded shooters ever has matched.
Much like his brother a few years before. Brent Price came into the league as a second-round draft pick, known purely as a shooter. And for one shining season, he was the best shooter in NBA. It was during that 1995-96 season -- his third -- that Brent broke the record previously shared by Jeff Hornacek and Scott Wedman.
Brent shot an astounding 47.2 percent from the 3-point line that season for Washington. He averaged a career high 10 points, and earned a lucrative free agent contract the next season in Houston.
But that was the end of his highlights. That one good season was followed by an injury-marred career. He played six more years in the NBA, but only once did he play more than 40 games.
Mills played 12 seasons in the NBA, riding his long-range shooting touch. Just like Price the season before, Mills used three games to match the NBA record of 13. He made his last six against Atlanta, all six the next game against Cleveland and his first against New Jersey before a miss.
His record breaking performance didn't come in his highest scoring season, but it came in his best shooting season. He hit 42.2 percent during that 1996-97 season, but he averaged only 10.8 points for Detroit.
Neither Brent Price nor Mills hold any other 3-point record in the NBA. Most are the record are held by the likes of Reggie Miller, Ray Allen or Kobe Bryant. For Price and Mills, it has been their claim to fame.