Pacers’ Buddy Hield connects after simply Three seconds within the recreation towards Cavaliers

Buddy Hield wasted no time trying to find the scoring column on Thursday night.

And he did it in a record-breaking way.

The Indiana Pacers sniper snagged a game-opening jump ball out of the air that Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen had thrown his way, spinning at the top of the key and hitting cool with a 3-pointer to set Indiana at 3: 0 lead just three seconds into the game at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Buddy Hield wasted NO TIME following the tip 😳

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 30, 2022

According to research by ESPN Stats & Information, the bucket is the fastest made 3-pointer in the play-by-play era (since 1996-97). Hall of Famer Reggie Miller had the old record when he hit a 3 at 11:56 of the opening quarter on March 5, 2000 during a game against the Golden State Warriors.

However, Hield’s bucket didn’t keep the Pacers in the lead for long.

Donovan Mitchell countered with back-to-back hoops, and Cleveland took a 34-29 lead after the first quarter.

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