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Bucks fire record-breaking 29 treys to demolish Heat on quiet Giannis night

 By Girald Gaston

PHOTO: Rappler

Reigning two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo might not have gotten his stroke, but the whole Milwaukee Bucks took charge to set a record of 29 triples in rout of Miami Heat, 144-97, Tuesday night at American Airlines Arena, Miami.

Bucks proved that don't just rely on their best player as they broke the previous record of 27 by Houston Rockets on 2019 in night where Antetokoumnpo tallied his worst output in over three years.

Milwaukee fielded 13 players and 12 of which made at least one 3-pointer — the only player who didn't get onto it is their main man, who tallied just nine markers. His streak of 108 consecutive regular-season games with double-digit scoring has ended. It was the first time since Feb. 13, 2017.

Khris Middleton had four treys on his way to game-high 25 points, Jrue Holiday swished six 3's in his 24-point night and Donte DiVincenzo was 5-for-6 from deep to finish with 17 markers.

Bucks' Sam Merrill got the 28th 3-pointer with 6:07 remaining, giving the Bucks a 131-86 romp, and a new record to make it an historic night.

Bucks' 47-point win was also the biggest road victory in their franchise, eclipsing the 39-point margin at New York on April 10, 1987. For the Heat, it is the other way roud as they suffered their worst defeat, matching the 138-91 lost to Pat Riley's Los Angeles Lakers in the eight game of franchise' first season.

Tyler Herro led the Miami squad with team-high 23 points. The reigning eastern champs missed the service of their floor general Jimmy Butler, who had a sprained right ankle.

Bucks and Heat will face-off again on Wednesday, still on Miami.


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