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Milwaukee Bucks set NBA record for 3-pointers

The Milwaukee Bucks set an NBA record for three-pointers in a game, draining 29 from beyond the arc in a 144-97 win over the Miami Heat yesterday morning (Singapore time).

The Heat, who stunned the top-seeded Bucks in the second round of last season's Eastern Conference play-offs en route to the NBA Finals, trailed by as many as 51 points at one stage.

Sam Merrill drilled the record-breaking 28th three-pointer of the game, surpassing the 27 set by the Houston Rockets against the Phoenix Suns on April 7 last year. Jrue Holiday had six three-pointers on the way to 24 points.- AFP

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