View Full Version : Longest streak of at least one 3pt made in a game in "heated" race...

03-01-2010, 10:42 PM

Looking back, though, that game stands in stark contrast to all that have followed in Raptorsland. Two nights later, Toronto hit four of 10 3-pointers in a victory over Minnesota and has kept at it, making at least one each night in every game since. It's up to 918 consecutive games now, the longest such streak in NBA history.

The closest the streak has come to ending was on Nov. 29, 2006, when reserve guard Darrick Martin hit Toronto's only 3-pointer with just 0.5 seconds left in a 117-98 loss at Dallas. The Raptors had missed their first five that night, and Martin's last-second fling was vividly recalled by the team's media relations director, Jim LaBumbard.

"Dallas was right behind us in this thing [3-point streak]," LaBumbard said. "Darrick is dribbling out the clock and we hadn't hit one yet. So he just fires one off-balance, and it goes in. With five-tenths of a second to go, something ridiculous like that. It goes in and I'm standing there, and all of a sudden you hear the Dallas announcers go, "Noooo! That's our record now! He hit the three!" They were upset about it. It was classic."

Turns out the Mavericks are right behind Toronto in this, hitting at least one 3-pointer in 916 consecutive games now. So the record has some real live competition going for it, even if it's not as compelling as an overtime Finals game. Or, on some nights, watching paint dry.

So Raptors first with 918 games straight with the Mavs close behind with 916...

Raps18-19 Champ
03-01-2010, 10:44 PM
I think its a stupid streak.

03-01-2010, 10:48 PM
Raptors FTW

03-01-2010, 10:48 PM
One of them gonna falter in this decade... but not before both break the 1,000 game plateau.

03-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Not a big deal IMO.

03-01-2010, 11:53 PM
I think its a stupid streak.

same here. But that's the only thing we can hold on to right now, sadly.

03-01-2010, 11:55 PM
More interested in individuals draining 3pointers.

03-02-2010, 12:45 AM
This'll change in playoffs.. haha.

03-02-2010, 12:52 AM

03-02-2010, 01:32 AM
It's definitely the most important stat in NBA history.
Maybe not, but it's all us Raptors' fans have, so I like it.
and jimbobjaree - surely you know it's Kirk Hinrich, not Kurt Heinrich...no?