Imagine being an NBA player and you look at your stat sheet after the game and discover that you missed every shot from the field (to be honest, you probably already know that). Maybe you went 0-for-5, or worse yet, maybe 0-for-9. Pretty embarrassing, huh?
Well, how about if the stat sheet showed you went 0-for-13 from the field in a game? That recently happened to Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson; he went 0-for-13 in a game on January 28 versus the Houston Rockets.
According to research on pro basketball-reference.com, Tim Hardaway holds the NBA record for most shots taken without a made field goal. Hardaway on December 27, 1991 went 0-for-17 as a member of the Golden State Warriors in a game versus Minnesota. He was 0-for-15 on two-point shots and then went 0-for-two on three-point attempts. The only saving grace for Hardaway that game was that he made both of his free throw attempts.
Three other players went 0-for-15 in an NBA game: Bob Love on March 12, 1976 with the Chicago Bulls; Rodney McCray on November 9, 1988 with Sacramento; and Ray Williams on December 28, 1981 with the New Jersey Nets.
Fourteen different NBA players have played in two or more games where they attempted 10 or more shots and did not make any of them. Antawn Jamison leads this group by doing it in three different games. The thirteen players who went 0-for-10 or worse in two games are: Rafer Alston, Derek Anderson, Junior Bridgeman, Quinten Dailey, Antonio Daniels, Antonio Davis, Devean George, Vernon Maxwell, Andre Miller, Paul Pierce, Quentin Richardson, Doc Rivers and Jason Terry.
In case you Bucks fans were wondering, Junior Bridgeman holds the team record for most shots attempted in a game without a made shot; he went 0-for-14 on January 24, 1984 in a game versus the Washington Bullets.
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