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Orlando's run of consecutive games with at least one three-pointer was in jeopardy until the final minutes of Monday's loss to Philadelphia.
The Orlando Magic entered Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers riding a streak of 457 consecutive games with at least one three-pointer, and that record was in jeopardy until the final moments of the game. Orlando missed its first 10 three-point attempts until Josh McRoberts, who made his third start of the season on Monday, connected with 3:05 to play.
Orlando's last game without a three-pointer was on March 14th, 2007, when the Magic topped the Utah Jazz by a 101-90 final. Orlando shot 63.9 percent on two-pointers and made 23 free throws in that game to manage the win despite their lack of success from beyond the arc.
McRoberts' key make came with less than four seconds left on the shot-clock. Andrew Nicholson tipped a jump ball to Kyle O'Quinn on the right wing. The rookie center shoveled the ball to McRoberts futher to the right, just in front of Philly's bench, and the lefty sank the shot to bring Orlando to within 14 with 3:05 to play. Orlando didn't make another three-pointer the rest of the way and eventually lost by a 78-61 final.
Orlando's run of 458 consecutive games with at least one triple is the fifth-longest active streak in the league. The Phoenix Suns' 696-game streak, which began on March 29th, 2004, is the longest active one.