EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Vince Carter put on a long-range show and set a New Jersey Nets’ single-game record with nine 3-pointers in a 105-92 victory over the struggling Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

Carter finished with 37 points and Jason Kidd moved into sole possession of third place ahead of Wilt Chamberlain for career triple-doubles, registering his 79th with 12 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds.

The Nets’ also tied a franchise record with 15 3-pointers in snapping a three-game losing streak and winning for only the third time in 11 games.

Richard Jefferson added 16 points for New Jersey, which rebounded after heart-breaking losses to Phoenix and Boston in their last two games. The Nets were 15-for-30 from 3-point range.

Chucky Atkins had 26 points to lead Memphis, which was never in the game after scoring a season-low 10 points in the first quarter and falling behind by 15 points. Damon Stoudemire added 14 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost three straight and 8 of 11.

Carter put the Grizzlies to sleep early. He hit his first five 3-pointers, 6-of-7 and 7-of-10 in the first half alone in tying the Nets’ record and the NBA season-high for 3-pointers. The All Star guard tied his career high with No. 8 with 6:39 left in the third quarter. No. 9 came 31 seconds later from the right wing, and it was followed quickly by 3-pointers by Kidd and Jefferson.

Carter, who attempted 20 3-pointers, and Kidd held the old Nets’ single-game mark with seven 3-pointers. Carter had eight in a game with Toronto.

Carter, who was 14-of-30 from the field, outscored the Grizzlies 12-10 in the first half, hitting four 3-pointers. His four baskets matched Memphis’ total for the quarter. The Grizzlies were 4-of-17 from the field.

Mike Miller picked up three early fouls and did not score in the game.

Notes: Pau Gasol, who broke his foot in the World Championships this summer, might make his Grizzlies debut this weekend, coach Mike Fratello said. … Memphis’ Lawrence Roberts had knee surgery Monday and will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks. … Nets F Jason Collins did not return for the second half after suffering a mild concussion blocking a Stromile Swift shot in the first quarter.

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