DeAndre Jordan's free-throw struggles reached a historic level on Monday.
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With Damian Lillard sidelined by an illness, the Portland Trail Blazers were in trouble against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. So Portland coach Terry Stotts had his team intentionally foul Clippers center DeAndre Jordan repeatedly. And we can’t emphasize the word "repeatedly" enough in that sentence. Jordan attempted a career-high 34 free throws, making 12 of them.
Those 22 misses aren’t great, but they did help Jordan equal one of the NBA’s all-time greats. He tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record for most missed free throws in a game:
DeAndre Jordan: 12-34 on free throws tonight
22 missed free throws ties Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record (via @EliasSports)