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Wayne Ellington ties franchise record with 6 first-half 3s

Brian Shaw set the Heat record 24 years ago.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Wayne Ellington cooled off in the second half of Miami’s 104-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks Monday — the first time that the Heat have been above .500 since Miami was 1-0 last year — but he still tied a franchise record.

Ellington went 6-for-7 from beyond the arc in the first half (Ellington actually hit all of his 3s in the second quarter), tying a franchise record that Brian Shaw set in 1993. Take a look at his first-half show.

The Heat also set a franchise record, hitting 13 3-pointers in a half Monday night.

The performance from Ellington is a welcome sign, considering he had struggled from downtown in the preseason and in Miami’s opener. The Heat will need consistent shooting from Ellington to prove their 30-11 end to the 2016-17 season was not an aberration.