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Trail Blazers set franchise record with 24 three-pointers in win over Hornets  

Trail Blazers

It was raining threes on Monday night at Moda Center.

The Trail Blazers put away the Charlotte Hornets, 123-111, and snapped a four-game losing skid behind their hot shooting from behind the arc.

After tying their franchise record for three-pointers in a game in January vs. the Sacramento Kings, Portland finally passed its record for three pointers.

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The Trail Blazers set a franchise record with 24 made threes on 46 attempts and shot 52.2 percent for the game.

“We were just about finding an open man, and doing exactly what we need to do,” Robert Covington said in his post-game interview with Trail Blazers sideline reporter Brooke Olzendam. “Because the way they play, they sink in the paint and we were finding guys on the wings and guys locked and loaded...


That’s what got us to the victory.

- Robert Covington

Portland got some help from Covington who hit on 5 of 7 three-point attempts. The Trail Blazers forward is averaging 32.0 percent from three-point range this season but shot 71.4 percent from behind the arc in Monday’s win. Carmelo Anthony also made 10 of his 19 shots and 6 of 10 threes to finish with a season-high 29 points.

It was certainly a much-needed win for Portland who has just two games remaining before All-Star Break. Next up, Steph Curry and the Warriors on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.