Most 3-Pointers Made In An NBA Game

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks high fives Brook Lopez #11 against the Miami Heat during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on December 29, 2020, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

On Dec. 29, 2020, the Milwaukee Bucks broke an NBA record with 29 made 3-pointers against Miami. The previous record-holder was Houston with 27 made threes in 2019.

The Bucks attempted 51 3-pointers in the 144-97 win, making 56.9 percent of them. It was a fun game to watch for the online betting community, especially those who took the over for total points (226.5).

It was a team effort by the Bucks. Jrue Holiday, Sam Merrill, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Donte DiVincenzo, Bobby Portis, D.J. Wilson, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jordan Nwora, Pat Connaughton, DJ Augustin, and Bryn Forbes all made at least one 3-pointer.

Holiday hit the most threes with six, making the team’s record performance even more impressive because it didn’t involve one player coming close to setting an individual record for single-game 3-pointers made.

Most Made 3-Pointers In A Game (Team)

YearTeamMade 3s
2020LA Clippers25
2019Golden State24
2018Golden State24
2020LA Clippers24

Most Made 3-Pointers In A Game (Player)

YearPlayerTeamMade 3s
2018Klay ThompsonGolden State14
2019Zach LaVineChicago13
2016Stephen CurryGolden State13
2016Stephen CurryGolden State12
2005Donyell MarshallToronto12
2003Kobe BryantLA Lakers12
2020Damian LillardPortland11
2020Damian LillardPortland11
2020Marcus SmartBoston11
2019Buddy HieldSacramento11
2019Stephen CurryGolden State11
2019Stephen CurryGolden State11
2018Stephen CurryGolden State11
2017Stephen CurryGolden State11
2016Stephen CurryGolden State11
2015Kyrie IrvingCleveland11
2015Klay ThompsonGolden State11
2013Deron WilliamsBrooklyn11
2013Stephen CurryGolden State11
2009J.R. SmithDenver11
1996Dennis ScottOrlando11

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Sam Herder is a writer for BetMGM and HERO Sports. A North Dakota State journalism grad, he spent several years in the print media industry before writing for online outlets. Sam has covered sports at all levels — high school, college, and professional — since 2011.