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Trailblazers set new NBA record with incredible 3-point shooting

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Can anybody cool them off? (©GettyImages)
Can anybody cool them off? (©GettyImages).

The Portland Trailblazers' fairytale start to the 2013/14 season continued on Thursday night, as Terry Stotts' side set a new NBA record with an emphatic 134-104 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

With that win, the Blazers, who boast one of the league's best records at 26-7 and currently top the Western Conference standings, became the first team in history to hit 20 or more three-pointers more than once in the same season.

After hitting a sensational 21 threes in a 139-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on December 14, the Blazers matched that effort against the Bobcats at Moda Center.

Second-year point guard Damian Lillard, last year's Rookie of the Year winner, led the charge with six threes from six attempts and in the process became only the second player in franchise history - after Terry Porter back in 1992 - to make six or more shots from beyond the arc without missing.

Wesley Matthews hit five of six, French sharpshooter Nicolas Batum had two of three, reserve point guard Mo Williams had five while fellow bench players Dorrell Wright and Will Barton had two and rookie Allen Crabbe also contributed to the three parade with one of his own.

Two-time All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge missed his only three-point attempt of the night, but contributed to the team effort overall with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Next up for the in-form Blazers is another tie against the 76ers in Portland on Saturday evening.

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