Three cheers

MIKE KOREEN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:22 AM ET

Mike James wasn't in the mood to make the Raptors' run for a record interesting.

The Raptors point guard made sure the team tied a record for most consecutive games with a three-pointer -- 594, by the Miami Heat -- when he drained a three for Toronto's first field goal of the game with 8:23 left in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets last night.

James, who entered the night in 11th on the Raptors' three-point list during the streak, made two more from long range before the first quarter was over, delighting his wife and two daughters, who were sitting courtside.

The Raptors can break the record tomorrow against the Indiana Pacers.

"That's an accomplishment," Raptors swingman Morris Peterson, the three-point leader during the streak, said before the game. "We've got a lot of guys on this team that can shoot the ball and work hard. We come every day and work on our three-point shooting and it's good to know it's paying off."

While the record is more quirky than anything, Raptors coach Sam Mitchell chided a reporter for bringing it up before the game.

"We probably have no chance of doing it tonight since you brought it up," Mitchell said. "Whatever chance we had probably just left town quickly on the getaway car."


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