The Milwaukee Bucks set an NBA 29 3-point record while routing host Miami Heat 144-97 in a wire-to-wire victory Tuesday night.
The Bucks shot 56.9% from long range (29 for 51) and had 3 points from 12 different players – everyone who saw the field except for NBA two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The former NBA mark of 27 3 points was set by the Houston Rockets on April 7, 2019 against the Phoenix Suns.
Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 25 points while going 4 for 5 on 3-point attempts. Jrue Holiday added 24 points and hit six of 10 from long distance.
Antetokounmpo had a pretty easy night, playing 24 minutes and providing nine points, six assists and six rebounds. He missed his two attempts by 3 points.
The Heat, who knocked out the Bucks in five games in last season’s Eastern Conference semi-finals, will get a rematch against Milwaukee on Wednesday night when the teams meet in Miami.
Tuesday night NBA results
|New York Knicks 95-86 Cleveland Cavaliers|
|Golden State Warriors 116-106 Detroit Pistons|
|Boston Celtics 116-111 Pacers Indiana|
|Toronto Raptors 93-100 Philadelphia 76ers|
|Chicago Bulls 115-107 Washington Wizards|
|Milwaukee Bucks 144-97 Miami Heat|
|Oklahoma City Thunder 107-118 Orlando Magic|
|Minnesota Timberwolves 101-124 Los Angeles Clippers|
|Denver Nuggets 115-125 Sacramento Kings|
|New Orleans Pelicans 86-111 Phoenix Suns|
Golden State Warriors 116-106 Detroit Pistons
Steph Curry scored 31 points and Andrew Wiggins added 27 to lift Golden State against Detroit without a win.
The injury-plagued Warriors, minus stars Klay Thompson (right Achilles tendon) and Draymond Green (right foot), have won back-to-back wins after dropping their first two games by a total of 65 points.
The decisive stretch came with Curry on the bench. Rookie tall man James Wiseman dunked and Wiggins followed with a 3-pointer to cap a 12-0 run that put Golden State up 98-89 in the fourth quarter.
Blake Griffin, who had eight points, five rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes in the first half, was inadvertently punched in the jaw by a forearm from James Wiseman and missed the second half of the concussion protocol.
New York Knicks 95-86 Cleveland Cavaliers
Julius Randle had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his first triple-double in two years, leading New York to Cleveland.
Randle, who scored 18 points in the first half as the Knicks gained a 16-point lead, completed his seventh career triple-double with an assist over Elfrid Paytons at 3 in the fourth quarter.
Reggie Bullock scored 17 points and Payton had 14 points, eight tables and seven assists for the Knicks (2-2), who won their second in a row.
André Drummond notched his fourth double double for the Cavaliers (3-1) with 18 points, 17 rebounds and six blocked shots, a season high.
Boston Celtics 116-111 Pacers Indiana
Jayson Tatum scored 14 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Boston Celtics rallied to Indiana Pacers 116-111 in Indianapolis.
Tatum added 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who broke a two-game skid and beat the Pacers 33-18 in the final period.
Jaylen Brown had 20 points, Marcus Smart 17 and Tristan Thompson scored 14 to go with 10 rebounds.
Victor Oladipo led six double-digit Pacers with 24 points as Indiana lost for the first time in four games this season.
Toronto Raptors 93-100 Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid scored 29 points and had 16 rebounds to pass the Philadelphia 76ers over the Toronto Raptors 100-93 on Tuesday.
All-Star center Embiid made 14 of 16 free throws and overcame a brief injury alert in the third quarter.
Tobias Harris added 26 points and 11 rebounds, Seth Curry contributed 17 points and Ben Simmons had 11 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Sixers, who improved to 3-1.
Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.