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Toronto forward ties NBA record with 12 3-pointers

TORONTO (AP) -- Donyell Marshall and the Toronto Raptors went out
of their way -- way out -- to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

Marshall tied the NBA record with 12 3-pointers and the Raptors
finished with a league-record 21 in their 128-110 victory over the
76ers on Sunday night.

Marshall was 12-for-19 from 3-point range and finished with a
career-high 38 points to help the Raptors match the franchise
record for points.

The Raptors, 21-for-34 from 3-point range, broke the previous
NBA record of 19 3-pointers set by Atlanta in a victory in Dallas
on Dec. 17, 1996.

"The basket just looked humongous out there today," Marshall
said. "My teammates kept telling me to shoot it. They kept saying
no matter what play we run we're going to look for you in the
corner."

The 76ers repeatedly left Marshall open in the corner as
Marshall tied the record set by Kobe Bryant for the Los Angeles
Lakers against Seattle on Jan. 7, 2003. The 6-foot-9 power forward
tried to surpass Bryant's record in the final 3 minutes, but one
attempt rimmed in and out and he missed another

Marshall left to a standing ovation with 17.5 seconds left. His
previous career high for points was 37 against Milwaukee on Feb.
23, 2000.

"You can't give a great shooter like that open looks like that.
It's suicide," Philadelphia's Chris Webber said. "I told him in
the first quarter if he gets those looks, he'd better go for the
record and he did."

Marshall, who is from Pennsylvania, knew a lot of family members
and friends were watching on television.

"To do it against a team you grew up watching, it felt good,"
Marshall said.

The two teams combined for an NBA record 31 3-pointers.

Marshall said he took advantage of Philadelphia's style of
defense.

"They are predicated on stopping you in the paint and making
you shoot outside jump shots," Marshall said. "When you have a
coach that preaches that style they're going to keep doing that no
matter what."

Toronto trailed by 10 in the first quarter, but the Raptors set
a team record with 11 3-pointers in the first half. Marshall made a
team-record six 3-pointers in the half, including his first five
attempts.

"We knew all about the record at halftime. I was trying to do
everything I could to keep him pumped up," Toronto's Jalen Rose
said. "I told him what the record was. I told him who had the old
record and who broke it before that. And I told him near the end of
the game, don't get tired."

The Raptors went on a decisive 19-4 run in the third quarter as
Rafer Alston and Jalen Rose had 3-pointers.

Marshall set the team record for 3-pointers in a game with an
open shot from the corner with 4:12 left. He tied Bryant's mark
with 2:52 left.

"Any time you see a power forward step out and take 19 threes,
that's either grounds to get you out of the NBA fast or say that
you're a 3-point specialist," Rose said.

Marshall is due to become an unrestricted free agent this summer

"I want to be his agent. From now on he's buying all of the
dinners and all of the drinks. We got him paid today," Rose said.

Allen Iverson had 32 points for the 76ers.

Game notes
Rose had 25 points for Toronto, and Morris Petterson added
20. Peterson went 4-for-6 from 3-point range. ... The Raptors tied
the franchise record of 128 points, last done March 10, 1996,
against Dallas. ... Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter sat
courtside.