Evan Fournier sets Knicks single-season 3-point record, passing John Starks

Evan Fournier makes a 3-pointer to break John Starks' single-season record.
Evan Fournier makes a 3-pointer to break John Starks’ single-season record.
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New York Knicks forward Evan Fournier made his 218th 3-pointer of the season on Wednesday night — which surpassed John Starks’ mark to set the team’s single season record. 

The historic moment came in the third quarter of the Knicks 121–106 road win over the Charlotte Hornets.

“Most 3s made in a season by a Knick. [I’ve] never been a record guy, but I am feeling humble tonight to hold one in such an iconic franchise,” the French-born baller said on Twitter after the game. 

Starks, a Knicks legend, set the previous mark with 217 during the Knicks 1994-95 season, when the team went 55–27 and lost in the Conference Semifinals to the Indiana Pacers, one year after losing in the NBA Finals.

Following the record-breaking 26-footer, which came with 1:38 left in the third, and put the Knicks up 95–86, Starks took to social media to congratulate Fournier. 

“I just want to say congratulations on breaking my record, and holding down the Knicks’ most 3-pointers in a season,” Starks said. “Congratulations my man. Keep shooting it, alright?” 

Starks set his mark with 611 attempts, which brought his season total to a 35.5% 3-point percentage. Fournier made his 218th 3 on 549 — besting Starks with a 39.7% clip. 

For his part, Fournier joked that he wanted “to hit a good-looking 3 for the record,” and lamented that his only regret was “not to get the record at home.” 

He also praised his teammates and coaches for putting him in a position to succeed. 

“I’m proud, I’m happy, I’m thankful for all the assists I got from my teammates and guys putting me in the situation to break that kind of record.”

For more news on Evan Fournier and the Knicks, check out amNY.com.

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau praised his lights-out shooter, who is playing his first season with the Knicks, after spending the first 11 years of his professional career with various other organizations. 

“I also want to mention, congratulations to Evan for breaking that record. That’s very impressive, and a great accomplishment,” the coach said. “I also want to recognize Starks — as crazy as he is, he’s held that record for a long time.”

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