Jarrett Allen makes NBA history with perfect shooting on opening night


The Cavaliers fell to the Grizzlies in their season opener on Wednesday, but they were had some encouraging developments.

One was the historic performance by center Jarrett Allen, who etched his name in the NBA record books with a perfect shooting night.

Allen made all 11 of his shots, marking the first time a player was perfect on 10 attempts or more in a season debut in the modern era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The big night comes in Allen's first game after signing a lucrative five-year contract extension in the offseason.

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The 23-year-old veteran, now in his fifth season, was acquired by the Cavs last season as part of the three-team deal that sent James Harden from the Rockets to Brooklyn.

On Wednesday, Allen led the Cavs with 25 points, slamming down a handful of drunks while also showing off some nifty floaters and baby hooks.

The former Texas Longhorn also tallied 3 steals and 3 blocks, and was 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. He was one of only two Cavs players with a positive plus-minus, at +5.