Less than 48 hours after most of the country moved their clocks forward, Vince Carter turned his back.
Carter actually did more than that in his first start of the season, helping the Memphis Grizzlies snap a five-game losing streak with a 113-93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. He did things he has never done in his career.
It was a remarkable night, considering that Carter, 40, was only inserted into the starting lineup because of Chandler Parsons’ season-threatening injury and that the Bucks were one of the NBA’s hottest teams, with wins in their previous six games.
Here’s a by the numbers look at Carter’s performance:
6: Carter shot 6-of-6 from the arc. Elias Sports Bureau research notes that Carter is the first 40-year-old player to make six 3-pointers in a game.
It was the first time in his career that he made six 3-pointers without missing one in a game.
24: Carter finished with a game-high 24 points, his most in a game in more than four years. He last accomplished the feat on Feb. 13, 2013, by scoring 26 points against the Sacramento Kings as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Carter is the sixth player 40 or older in NBA history to score 20 points in a game, joining Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Stockton, Robert Parish and Karl Malone.
100 (percent): Carter did not miss a shot on Monday, going 8-of-8 from the field and making both of his free throws. He is the oldest player in NBA history to make all his field goals and free throws in a 20-point game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Carter became the second 40-year-old to go 8-for-8 in an NBA game, joining Stockton, who did it on April 11, 2002, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. But Stockton, who was 30 days younger than Carter is today, did not make a 3-pointer that night.