Deron Williams hits record 9 3s in first half

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Deron Williams has set the NBA record with nine 3-pointers in a half in the first half of the Brooklyn Nets' game against Washington.

Williams made his first eight from behind the arc, including a 7-for-7 first quarter, and matched the Wizards with 33 points in the half. The Nets led 59-33 at the break Friday.

A number of players have hit eight 3-pointers in a half, including Kobe Bryant, who shares the record of 12 3s in a game with Donyell Marshall.