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The Wizards launched a comeback against the Orlando Magic to win 115-114 after at one point trailing by 17 points. In order to pull it off, they needed a lot of help from their bench, including Bojan Bogdanovic who hit eight three-pointers.

Here are some numbers to put his amazing performance into perspective...

--Eight threes are a career-high for Bogdanovic whose previous best was seven. He hit seven threes in a game twice last season for the Brooklyn Nets, on Feb. 5 and April 13.

--Eight threes is a season-high for the Wizards and the first time anyone in franchise history has done so off the bench. Only two other players have made eight threes off the bench this season in the NBA: Eric Gordon of the Rockets and Kyle Korver of the Cavaliers.

--This is just the sixth time in Wizards/Bullets franchise history that a player has hit eight threes or more. The other guys to do it are Trevor Ariza (twice), Gilbert Arenas, Rex Chapman and DeShawn Stevenson. That is an excellent list. Ariza is the only Wizards or Bullets player to hit more than eight threes in a game. He made 10 on Feb. 12 of 2014, a night he shot just 1-for-6 from two-point range.

--Bogdanovic made his eight threes on 10 attempts. He is only the second player this season to shoot 80 percent on threes with at least 10 attempts. Yogi Ferrell of the Mavericks was the other. All-time great three-point shooters like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Reggie Miller, Ray Allen and Glen Rice all accomplished the feat one time apiece.

 

--Since joining the Wizards six games ago in a trade with the Nets, Bogdanovic is 20-of-34 from three-point rage. That's 59 percent, which is pretty darn good. As Bradley Beal put it afterwards: 'He is making me feel bad. I feel like I don’t shoot enough threes.' Bogdanovic is making other three-point sharpshooters take notice.

Thanks to Basketball-Reference.com for the information

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