NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Toronto
(Sunday, March 13th)
Final Score: Toronto 128, Philadelphia 110
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Donyell Marshall tied an NBA-record with 12 three-pointers, and the Toronto Raptors established a new league mark with 21 as a team in their 128-110 victory over Philadelphia at Air Canada Centre.
Marshall scored a career-high 38 points on 12-of-19 shooting from beyond the arc and tied the NBA record set by the Lakers' Kobe Bryant on January 1, 2003, despite playing just 28 minutes off the bench.
"I don't know or worry about records," Marshall said, "but my teammates were saying to me 'Just shoot it.'"
Morris Peterson added four three-pointers for 20 points, while Rafer Alston and Jalen Rose made two apiece to push Toronto past the NBA record of 19 established by the Atlanta Hawks on December 17, 1996.
"I've never seen anything like that in my life," Philadelphia's Chris Webber said. "I've just never seen it. It's the whole team...we just didn't make adjustments."
Marshall had six three-pointers in each half, including half of Toronto's NBA-record-tying 12 three-pointers before the break.
Those six in each half a tied team record accomplished twice, the last time by Dee Brown on April 28, 1999. Brown set the previous franchise record for three-pointers by a player in that same game with nine.
Marshall hit his 10th with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the game, giving the Raptors a 120-99 lead. His 11th and 12th came during a 1:10 stretch -- both from the right corner.
"We'd be on a fast break, and [my teammates] were yelling 'Get in the corner, get in the corner,'" Marshall said. "They did a good job getting me the ball all night."
Marshall's last two attempts at the record hit the rim, and head coach Sam Mitchell removed him from the game to a standing ovation with 17 seconds remaining.
"I can't recall a game where we had guys turn down threes because the next guy was more open," Mitchell said. "It was unbelievable."
The long shots were falling about half as frequently at the other end, with the Sixers hitting on 10 of their 25 three-point attempts. Allen Iverson scored 32 -- including nine on a trio of three-pointers -- to lead Philadelphia, which has lost three of four.
"Anytime somebody has a career night, it's just their night," Iverson said of Marshall. "We couldn't do anything with him tonight."
The Raptors led by as many as 10 points on the way to a 63-60 advantage at halftime. Their lead reached 25 in the third quarter after a 20-4 run, keyed by five points from Rose, made it 96-71.
The Sixers got only as close as 16 points after that, pulling within 113-97 on Kyle Korver's four-point play midway through the fourth quarter.
"We didn't have an answer for Marshall," Philadelphia head coach Jim O'Brien said. "He made threes whether he was challenged or unchallenged. It was a spectacular shooting performance."
Chris Bosh collected 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who have won three of their last five. Rose ended with 14 points, Alston scored 17 and Marshall also grabbed 10 rebounds in the win.
Webber scored 19 for the Sixers, Korver ended with 15 on 4-of-7 three-point shooting and Marc Jackson added 12 points off the bench.
The Raptors' 128 points tied a franchise record established during their inaugural season on March 10, 1996, against the Dallas Mavericks...Toronto's 12 first-half three-pointers equaled an NBA mark set several times, most recently by the Portland Trail Blazers in a game against New Orleans on January 14 of this year...The combined 31 three-pointers made in the game also set a new record, surpassing the mark of 29 set by Denver and Seattle on March 20, 1997...It was the 15th time this season that a team playing the Sixers has hit 10 or more three- pointers...The Raptors shot 50 percent (47-of-95) from the floor overall...The Sixers shot 52 percent but committed 16 turnovers...All five Raptors who attempted three-pointers made at least one, with Matt Bonner going 1-for-2.
03/13 22:17:49 ET