Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks Break Rockets’ Record for most 3 pointers in a NBA Game

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks set a new NBA record for three-pointers in a game – netting 29 3-pointers in a 144-97 win over the Miami Heat (28th December, 2020).

Milwaukee dominated the match – opening up a 51 point lead at one stage. The Bucks broke the Houston Rockets’ record of 27 three-pointers in a single game (7th April, 2019 vs the Phoenix Suns). The Bucks matched the previous 27 point record mark with just less than eight minutes to go, setting up Sam Merrill to make the record-breaking shot with only 6:07 left in the last quarter.

There had been a total of 108 previous regular-season NBA games with a team attempting 50 or more 3-pointers. The Bucks were the first team to attempt fifty 3-pointers in a game and net 50% or better on those attempts.

Bucks Vs Heat – Game Stats Breakdown

Team stats
37/79 Field goals 51/92
46.8 % 55.4
11/37 3 pointers 29/51
29.7 % 56.9
12/18 Free throws 13/15
66.7 % 86.7
30 Total rebounds 45
3 Offensive 10
23 Assists 32
6 Blocks 2
9 Steals 14
21 Turnovers 17
36 Points in the paint 26
18 Fouls – Personal 22

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the only player on the Bucks team not to drop a three-pointer in the game vs the Miami Heat.

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