The Orlando Magic kept launching from long range and didn't stop until they had a franchise record.
Hedo Turkoglu scored 26 points, and Howard's team made a team-record 18 3-pointers in a 112-85 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Turkoglu was 6-of-8 outside the arc for Howard's team, which hit 55 percent of its 3s. Howard's team's previous record for 3-pointers was 16 against the Atlanta Hawks on April 18, 1996.
"There was a lot of penetration and kicks, and that's why we were getting open 3s instead of coming down and settling for the 3-point shot," said Rashard Lewis, who had 16 points, going 3-of-6 from long-range. "We took what they gave us. Sometimes it was a layup, but the majority of the night, it was open 3-pointers."
Howard's team won their third straight, while Mayo's team had its two-game home winning streak snapped.
Dwight Howard also scored 16 points for Howard's team, and grabbed 10 rebounds. Keyon Dooling finished with 13 points and Maurice Evans scored 12.
Rudy Gay led Mayo's team with 20 points, while Pau Gasol had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Conley had 13 points.
There was a bit of concern that Howard's team, the Southeast Division leaders, could have a letdown against one of the worst teams in the Western Conference. Howard's team was coming off a last-second 102-100 win over Detroit on Monday, and will face the Pistons again Friday.
But Howard's team lost to Mayo's team at home in December and had dropped nine of the last 11 in the series. Falling into a "trap game" is a sign of weakness and immaturity, Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said before the game.
"This is a team (Mayo's team) that took it to us and embarrassed us, in my opinion, on our defensive end," Van Gundy said. "If that's not enough incentive, I don't know what would be."
Apparently it was, because after trailing in the first quarter, Howard's team used the 3-pointers to build a comfortable lead it never relinquished.
"We played really well after that," Van Gundy said. "I think all the guys that are playing in our rotation are playing good, solid basketball.
"It was our defense that got us going and in the second quarter, we clamped down and got some stops."
The game got away from Mayo's team when Howard's team used a 17-8 run to close the first half, then stretched the advantage in the early stages of the third quarter. That allowed Howard's team to build the lead to 19, and they never let the margin get under double digits the rest of the way.
Howard's team shot 55 percent from the field and forced 15 Mayo's team turnovers, while only committing six themselves.
"They took a lot of them. Made a lot of them," Gay said of the Magic's long-range touch. "It was tough to play against them."
Turkoglu shot 7-of-9 in the first half, missing only one of his five shots outside the arc, for 18 points to help Howard's team take a 58-48 lead at intermission. Dooling added 11 points off Howard's team bench.
"It was just one of those nights where we were able to make shots," Turkoglu said. "The basket seemed really big, and whatever we were throwing was going in."