While Steve Kerr’s group has a reputation as the league’s elite long-range shooting team, the Cavaliers are actually better than Golden State in three-point percentage, attempts and makes per game so far this season.
In fact, Cleveland—at 40 percent from long range—trails only the San Antonio Spurs (40.8) in three-point percentage this season.
“I think it’s the offense we run,” said Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue. “I think it’s the attention that Kevin [Love], Kyrie [Irving] and LeBron [James] draw. And we have great three-point shooters.”
The Cavaliers are also second behind the Houston Rockets in NBA three-point makes (13.4) and attempts (33.4) per game. The Warriors are third and fourth in those respective categories and fifth in three-point percentage. If the season ends with the stats this way, it will be the first time since 2013-14 that Golden State does not lead the NBA in three-point percentage.
According to B/R Insights, Cleveland and the Rockets are on pace to break the Warriors’ single-season record for made three-pointers (1,077), which was set last season.
It’s not like Cleveland has come out of nowhere to pass Golden State either. The Cavaliers have
Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2683321-cleveland-cavaliers-have-surpassed-golden-state-warriors-3-point-dominance
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