Cleveland Cavaliers Have Surpassed Golden State Warriors’ 3-Point Dominance

CLEVELAND — If the Cleveland Cavaliers win their NBA Finals rematch on Christmas Day, it will at least be partially because they beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game.

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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