Bucks set NBA record for 3’s, roll past Heat 144-97

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MIAMI — The Milwaukee Bucks have broken the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game. Sam Merrill connected on the team’s record-setting 28th 3-pointer of Tuesday night’s game in Miami with 6:07 remaining, giving the Bucks a 131-86 lead over the Heat.

Milwaukee finished with 29 3’s and won 144-97. The previous record for 3’s in a game was 27, set by the Houston Rockets against the Phoenix Suns on April 7, 2019.

Milwaukee used 13 players and 12 made at least one 3-pointer. The only one who didn’t was reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Jrue Holiday made six 3’s and Donte DiVincenzo was 5-for-6 from deep.