With so much else going on around the league (All-Star events, LeBron v. D-Wade, Phil Jackson’s win total) there has been suprising little attention given to the fact that the Hawks have done a little bit of record book editing this week.
On Tuesday night Josh Smith became the youngest player in NBA history (by over a year) to record 1000 career blocks. (Full Story) The previous record holder was Benoit Benjamin, who was 25 years and 128 days old (Smith was 24 yrs/59 days).
Then in Wednesday night’s win over the Clippers Jamal Crawford set a new NBA record for career 4-point plays with his 24th. (Full Story) He passed Reggie Miller’s 23 conversions and did so in 744 less games and about 3300 less 3-point attempts.
Also of note, Joe Johnson moved into 2nd place on the Hawks all-time list for 3-pointers made when he stroked the 2nd of three from behind the arc in Wednesday’s win. He passed Jason Terry and now only trails Mookie Blaylock in the category.