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A record for 3s and five more wild stats from the Milwaukee Bucks’ beatdown of Miami Heat


#With their 144-97 win on #Tuesday night, the #Milwaukee #Bucks didn’t just beat the #Miami #Heat, they showered them with an unprecedented flurry of 3-point shots, setting an NBA record with 29 long baskets made in their 51 attempts. They tied the previous mark of 27 with just under 8 minutes to go, setting up #Sam #Merrill to make the record-breaking shot with 6:07 left in the fourth quarter.

The #Bucks broke the record set by the #Houston #Rockets at home against the #Phoenix #Suns on #April 7, 2019.

There had been 108 previous instances in NBA history of a team attempting 50 or more 3s in a regular-season game. The #Bucks were the first team to attempt 50 3s and shoot 50% or better on those attempts (they made 56.9% on #Tuesday). #With an assist from ESPN #Stats & #Information, what were the most interesting numbers to take away from this exposition of long-distance shooting?

12: #In addition to setting a record for the most 3s made, the #Bucks also set a record with the most different players making a 3-pointer with 12, breaking the mark of 11, according to research by the #Elias #Sports #Bureau. The #Bucks were led by #Jrue #Holiday’s six baskets on 10 shots from 3-point distance, followed by #Donte #DiVincenzo going 5-of-6.

9: #Amid all of those buckets made by so many #Bucks, perhaps the biggest surprise was #Giannis #Antetokounmpo winding up with only 9 points on the night, albeit playing only 24 minutes. The reigning two-time MVP was the lone #Milwaukee player to not score a 3-pointer, though he attempted two. The previous time #Antetokounmpo scored under double digits was #Dec. 22, 2018, also against the #Heat in a 94-87 road loss.

1: #Giannis didn’t make a 3, but his brother #Thanasis scored his first 3-pointer, having previously shot 0-of-11 from beyond the arc over his 23 career NBA games before #Tuesday.

30 or bust? #Bryn #Forbes hit the 29th and last 3-pointer with 3:30 left to go, so it wasn’t as if the clock ran out on #Milwaukee’s rain of 3s. #But #Forbes’ bucket was also #Milwaukee’s last attempt of the night.

47: #Elias also notes that the #Bucks’ 47-point win over the #Heat tied for the third-largest margin of victory over a defending conference champion:

#Largest win vs. defending conference champion
#December 1986, #SuperSonics def. #Rockets, plus-56
#November 2019, #Mavericks def. #Warriors, plus-48
#December 2020, #Bucks def. #Heat, plus-47
#December 2003, #Grizzlies def. #Nets, plus-47
#April 1999, #Magic def. #Bulls, plus-47

#Tuesday’s defeat also tied for the second-largest margin in #Heat history, with their 47-point loss to the #Lakers in #November 1988, trailing only a 68-point loss to the #Cavaliers on #Dec. 17, 1991. #Those 144 #Bucks points was also the second most allowed by #Miami in franchise history, trailing only the 148 that #Cleveland scored in that 1991 game.

#So what did the #Heat do with all of that bad news on the court and the record book? The only thing they could:

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