Three-for-all: Bucks become latest team to set a 3-point mark

first_imgMOST READ View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Milwaukee used to have him.And he doesn’t figure into either franchise’s greatest single-game 3-point barrage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWith NBA records being set from 3-point range this season — Golden State’s Klay Thompson has already busted the mark for 3s in a game with 14, one more than the standard his fellow Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry established in 2016, the league is well on its way to making more shots from beyond the arc than ever before.The record, set last season, is 25,807. The NBA is on pace this season to make about 27,300 shots from 3-point land. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Now, not even three full weeks into this season, five teams have broken their own franchise record for 3s in a game. The most recent entry into that club was Milwaukee, which connected on 22 3s — on 56 tries, as opposed to 39 from inside the arc — in its 144-109 win over Sacramento on Sunday. The Bucks used 13 players, with everyone trying at least one shot from 3-point range and 11 connecting on at least one triple.It was the second time this season the Bucks tried more 3s than 2s.Number of times in Bucks history that happened before this season? Zero.“We’ll just hopefully keep pushing that record, whatever it is,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “See if we can get more. … Good for us to know that we’re pushing that envelope and we want to be great behind that 3-point line.”The Bucks aren’t alone in their quest for 3-point greatness.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That’s a big change from recent years.Last season, teams over 100 won 62.2 percent of the time, and teams that didn’t score 100 won 20.8 percent of the time. A decade ago, those scoring 100 won at a 69.4 percent clip, and those not reaching the century mark won 30.8 percent of the time.THE WEEK AHEADA six-pack of games to watch this week …— Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, Monday: Jimmy Butler had the Clippers among those on his radar when this trade saga started.— Philadelphia at Indiana, Wednesday: Joel Embiid’s numbers are fantastic, but Myles Turner is another great young big guy.— Milwaukee at Golden State, Thursday: Bucks have been one of the season’s top early stories, and now get the ultimate test.— Boston at Utah, Friday: This will be Gordon Hayward’s 262nd time playing in Salt Lake City, and his first in a Celtics uniform.— Houston at San Antonio, Saturday: Spurs are 14-7 in last 21 with Rockets, and the teams play three times before Christmas.— Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, Sunday: Hawks rookie Kevin Huerter was LeBron James’ scrimmage teammate at a Nike camp in 2015. Boston, which has had 3-point stars like Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, Antoine Walker and Allen in its rich history, made a team-record 24 3-pointers last week against the Bucks. The Celtics came into this season with 19 3s in a game being their franchise mark; they’ve made 19 or more twice already this season.“We took what the defense gave us,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the barrage of 24 3s.Fueled by Thompson’s 14 3s in Chicago, the Warriors set a team record that night with 24 makes from deep. Atlanta set a team mark with 22 3-pointers against Cleveland, and Utah connected on its record of 19 in a loss to Golden State.“This is the NBA right now,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said.Curry is shooting more 3s per game than ever, making more 3s per game than ever — and doing it more accurately than ever. He’s already made 59 3s through the Warriors’ first 10 games, and is shooting 51 percent from deep.Curry is fifth all-time in 3-pointers made with 2,188. Allen is the record-holder with 2,973, a mark Curry is on pace to get in about two years.MUST GET 100In this NBA, if a team doesn’t score 100 points, they’re not winning.Then again, getting to 100 doesn’t guarantee anything either.Teams that score 100 points or more are 134-99 this season, meaning they win 57.5 percent of the time. Those who don’t score 100 are 5-40, or winning 11.1 percent of the time. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The best 3-point shooter who ever lived, at least in terms of volume, is Ray Allen.Boston used to have him.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ON THE MOVENow that the Tyson Chandler buyout by the Phoenix Suns has been completed, he’s expected to be on the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster later this week once he clears waivers.Portland coach Terry Stotts, who was a Dallas assistant when Chandler was with the Maverick s, said it’ll be a good move for the Lakers.“I like Tyson Chandler,” Stotts said. “Great teammate, obviously that was a few years ago but he impacts the game at the defensive end. He’s a great locker room guy. … He’s all about winning. So, any team that has Tyson is going to be better for it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cavs sign Larry Drew to new coaching contract for rest of season Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more