C.J. McCollum scored 50 points.
And then the third quarter ended.
McCollum didn’t return to the Trail Blazers’ 124-108 win over the Bulls on Wednesday. His 28-point first quarter long ago turned the game into a rout.
Shooting 12-of-16 on 2-pointers, 6-of-9 on 3-pointers and 8-of-8 on free throws, McCollum was incredibly efficient. It didn’t take long to make his outing historic.
Here are the fewest minutes played in 50-point games since then: