Knicks break record for most threes in 2Q

NEW YORK -- The Knicks' 11 threes in the second quarter against the Celtics broke the record for most in that period since 1986-87.

It was the most 3-pointers the Knicks have had in a quarter all season.

Tonight in the second period, J.R. Smith had five, Steve Novak had four, Carmelo Anthony had one and Mike Bibby had another 3-pointer.

At halftime, the Knicks were 14-for-21 from downtown. Those 14 3-pointers in the first half tied the record for most made in NBA history. The Bucks had that many against the Suns on March 28, 2006.

Smith had 21 points on seven 3-pointers and Novak had 13 points on four of them, including a four-point play. If Smith hits six more, he'll break the individual record, set by Kobe Bryant during his 81-point performance against the Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006.

The most 3-pointers in a game since the 1986-87 season are 23, recorded by the Magic against the Kings on Jan. 13, 2009.

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