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Toronto Raptors Three-Point Shooting Record Reaches A Decade

 
TOP CONTRIBUTORS
Player 3FG 3FGA PCT.
Morris Peterson 801 2158 .371
Vince Carter 551 1432 .384
Anthony Parker 317 741 .427
Andrea Bargnani 273 742 .367
Donyell Marshall 271 661 .410
Dell Curry 202 518 .390
Alvin Williams 198 528 .375
Rafer Alston 190 519 .366
Jalen Rose 185 537 .345
Dee Brown 182 485 .375
Jose Calderon 171 442 .386
Mike James 169 382 .442
Matt Bonner 141 335 .442
Doug Christie 139 401 .360
Jason Kapono 126 278 .453
Carlos Delfino 120 314 .382
Lenard, Voshon 92 252 .365
Jamario Moon 78 232 .336
With Jose Calderon’s three-pointer at the 7:56 mark of the first quarter February 24, 2009 versus Minnesota, the Toronto Raptors’ streak of consecutive games with at least one made three-point field goal reached the 10-year mark. The streak began when Vince Carter recorded the first triple at the 7:43 mark during the first quarter February 26, 1999 versus Minnesota. A decade later, the streak continues to grow – 837 consecutive games and counting. Toronto’s next game is Friday at Phoenix.

Several records have been set by the Raptors during the span of the streak. Morris Peterson connected on a three-pointer during the first quarter March 12, 2005 against Indiana to extend the streak to 595 consecutive games, surpassing the previous record of 594 set by Miami in 2001. Toronto also made an NBA record 21 three-pointers during a game March 13, 2005 versus Philadelphia. The record finally fell earlier this season when Orlando made 22. Also, the Raptors have made a three-pointer in every game played at Air Canada Centre since the building opened February 21, 1999.

The streak has not been without a few close calls. On 24 occasions the Raptors have finished a game with one three-pointer, including a game at Cleveland (February 3, 2009) this season. Some memorable close calls include Jason Kapono’s three-pointer with 3:42 remaining in the fourth November 18, 2008 at Orlando and Darrick Martin’s rainbow three November 29, 2006 with 0.5 seconds left in a game at Dallas.



MOST CONSECUTIVE NBA GAMES WITH A THREE-POINTER
Through Feb. 24, 2009

837 - Toronto (1999 – present)
830 - Dallas (1999 – present)
660 - Sacramento (through November 28, 2008)
594 - Miami (through November 8, 2001)
549 - Boston (through December 19, 2005)


Vince Carter began the streak with a three-pointer Feb. 26, 1999 vs. Minnesota. Donyell Marshall made 12 three-pointers March 13, 2005 vs. Philadelphia to tie an NBA record. Morris Peterson is the franchise leader with 801 three-point field goals made.

 Did You Know?
  • Since the Raptors streak began there has been three elections in the United States (2000, 2004 and 2008), resulting in two different Presidents (George W. Bush and Barack Obama). There have been four Canadian elections (2000,2004, 2006 and 2008) during the same period, resulting in three different Prime Ministers (Jean Chretien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper).

  • The Raptors have made 5,020 three-point field goals since the streak began.

  • In February 1999, the average gas price in Canada was $1.86 per gallon, or 49.9 cents per liter.

  • The streak has been extended in nine arenas that are no longer in the NBA - Market Square Arena (Indianapolis); Miami Arena (Miami); GM Place (Vancouver); Alamodome (San Antonio); The Spectrum (Philadelphia); Pyramid Arena (Memphis); Reunion Arena (Dallas); Compaq Center (Houston); Charlotte Coliseum (Charlotte).

  • October Sky (Jake Gyllenhaal), Office Space (Jennifer Aniston) and My Favorite Martian (Christopher Lloyd) were playing in movie theaters when the streak began.


  • Modern inventions since the streak began include the iPod (2001), the Segway human transporter (2001), Blue Tooth (2002), the hybrid car (2003) and YouTube (2005).
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  • Canadian recording artist Celine Dion won Record of the Year (My Heart Will Go On) and Song of the Year (My Heart Will Go On) during the 41st Grammy Awards held February 24, 1999.

  • 101 players have appeared in a game for the Raptors during the streak, including seven all-stars (Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, Jermaine O’Neal, Antonio Davis, Hakeem Olajuwon, Charles Oakley and Shawn Marion) and five players named Williams (Aaron Williams, Alvin Williams, Eric Williams, Jerome Williams and Michael Williams).

  • Raptors Year-By-Year Three-Point Shooting
    (through Feb. 24, 2009)
    YEAR 3FG 3FGA PCT RANK
    2008-09 357 954 .374 11
    2007-08 572 1459 .392 2
    2006-07 531 1464 .363 9
    2005-06 608 1620 .375 7
    2004-05 648 1681 .385 2
    2003-04 461 1294 .356 8
    2002-03 409 1193 .343 19
    2001-02 387 1109 .349 17
    2000-01 429 1164 .369 6
    1999-00 425 1171 .363 11
    1998-99 226 662 .341 14