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Duncan Robinson, Heat Set Record for Most 3-Pointers Made in a Half on Christmas

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 25, 2020

Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson (55) reacts after shooting as three-pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Some hope for snow on Christmas Day, but Duncan Robinson and the Miami Heat made it rain.

Robinson set a Christmas record with six first-half threes against the New Orleans Pelicans, helping his team build a 66-53 lead at halftime.

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The @MiamiHEAT made 13 threes in the 1st half, the most 3-pt FG in a half on Christmas Day in NBA history. Duncan Robinson made 6, most in a half on Christmas, and 1 shy of the Christmas Day record (Brandon Ingram). https://t.co/3cBSxFIubo

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๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ DUNCAN ROBINSON ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ He's 6-8 from deep in the first half on ESPN! #NBAXmas https://t.co/ZiK0jBgBlW

The wing went 6-of-8 from beyond the arc in the first half, while the Heat went 13-of-21 as a team.

Brandon Ingram set the Dec. 25 record last season when he went 7-of-9 from deep on his way to 31 points in a 112-100 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Robinson tied this mark in the second half of Friday's game:

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๐Ÿšจ #NBAXmas record-tying 7 threes for Duncan Robinson! ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿ“บ: ESPN https://t.co/p5XDA6fvUg

He finished 7-of-13 as the Heat closed out a 111-98 win.

Robinson is in his third season but has already established himself as one of the top shooters in the game, entering the day shooting 43.7 percent from deep. Only Steve Kerr, Seth Curry and Hubert Davis have a better mark inย NBA history.

He can also get red-hot, making 10 threes in a single game last season and proving it again Friday.

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Meanwhile, the outside shot was a key part of Miami's success during last postseason as the squad made a surprising run to the NBA finals. The team ranked second in the NBA in three-point percentage during the regular season and kept it going in the Orlando bubble.

It's clear the Heat are not slowing down to begin the 2020-21 campaign.

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