The Milwaukee Bucks completely obliterated the Miami Heat on Tuesday in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals and also broke the record for most 3-pointers made by a team in a single game with 29.
The Heat might have beaten the Bucks to reach the 2020 NBA finals earlier this year, but it was the Bucks that took the new season’s rematch with a dominant 144-97 victory.
The standing record was broken by Milwaukee Buck’s second-round pick, Sam Merrill, with just over six minutes left in the game to make the team’s 28th 3-pointer.
The Bucks then set a new record for the most amount of players with a made 3-pointer with 12 with the reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, being the only person who didn’t knock down a 3-pointer during the Tuesday win as Jrue Holiday led all his teammates with six made 3-pointers.
On Tuesday, Holiday, Merrill, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Donte DiVincenzo, Bobby Portis, D.J. Wilson, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jordan Nwora, Pat Connaughton, DJ Augustin, and Bryn Forbes all knocked down a three pointer for Milwaukee.
However, the Heat won’t have to wait long to try and exact revenge should they want to as they take on Milwaukee once again tomorrow night.
Most 3-pointers in a single game, team
|Pts – Team|
|27 – Rockets vs. Suns, 2019|
|26 – Rockets vs. Kings, 2019|
|26 – Rockets vs. Wizards, 2018|
|25 – Cavaliers vs. Hawks, 2017|
|24 – Warriors vs. Bulls, 2018|
|24 – Warriors vs. Pelicans, 2019|
|24 – Nuggets vs. Bucks, 2018|
|24 – Nuggets vs. Warriors, 2017|
|24 – Nets vs. Bulls, 2018|
|24 – Rockets vs. Pelicans, 2016|
Elsewhere in the NBA…
Orlando Magic beat the Thunders 118-107, and for the first time in their 32-year history, have now won the first four games of a season as they also join Atlanta Hawks as the only teams who remain unbeaten in the new NBA season.
Magic top the Eastern Conference with Atlanta following closely behind, while the Los Angeles Clippers sit top of the Western Conference after a 124-101 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Phoenix Suns are currently placced second in the Western Conference as well after a comfortable 111-86 win over the New Orleans Pelicans,
Julius Randle with another impressive tally, hitting 28 points as the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-86, while the Washington Wizards’ 115-107 loss to the Chicago Bulls means they have lost their first four games of a season for the first time since 2012-13.
Jayson Tatum pulled up in the fourth quarter to score 14 of his game-high 27 points as the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 116-111.
And Andrew Wiggins put on a late show – scoring 13 of his 27 points in the final eight minutes – as the Golden State Warriors overcame the Detroit Pistons 116-106.
Warriors’ Stephen Curry led all scorers with 31 points as the Pistons lost for the second time in as many nights to leave them with four defeats from four matches.
De’Aaron Fox also got 24 points and nine assists for the Sacramento Kings who beat the Denver Nuggets 125-115.
Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers with 29 points in their 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors who have now lost their first three games of a season for the first time since 2005-06