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Boston Celtics hit a franchise-record 24 threes in win over Milwaukee Bucks

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The Boston Celtics hit a franchise-record 24 threes in a 117-113 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics shot 24-for-55 from beyond the arc, good for 43.6 percent. Their 55 attempts from three-point land was also a franchise record. 24 makes from deep was just one shy of the NBA record set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017.

Prior to this game the Celtics' franchise record was 19 3-pointers made which occured twice; versus the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Playoffs and versus the New Orleans Pelicans a season ago in January 2018.

Against the Wizards, the Celtics knocked down 19 of their 39 attempts (48.7%) as Jae Crowder led the team with six made threes and Isaiah Thomas added five makes from deep. Against the Pelicans last season it took overtime to tie the record, shooting 19-for-50 (38.0%) with Kyrie Irving (5) and Al Horford (4) leading the C's from downtown.

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Tonight, it was Kyrie Irving's six threes and Marcus Morris' five threes to help break their franchise record. Al Horford added four threes, Gordon Hayward knocked down three, Jayson Tatum and Semi Ojeleye made two apiece and Terry Rozier and Aron Baynes buried one each to complete the 24 makes.

They had their chance to break the league record, just one make away with 5:24 remaining in the game, but missed their last five attempts.

The Celtics have now won four consecutive games and are 6-2 on the season.

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