San Antonio Spurs Break NBA Finals Record for Most 3-Pointers in Game 3 Blowout

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2013

Game 3 between the San Antonio Spurs wasn't at all what we expected, the Spurs taking down the Miami Heat in blowout fashion, 113-77, thanks in part to a record-setting 16 three-pointers.

San Antonio hit 16 of their 32 three-point attempts, breaking the old NBA Finals record of 14 off insanely hot shooting from Danny Green and Gary Neal. Green made seven and Neal added six as the two combined for an amazing 13-of-19 tally.

They nearly broke the record by themselves.

Gary Neal & Danny Green check out...A look at just their incredible 3's tonight (13/19, 68.4%) #NBAFinals…

— (@nbastats) June 12, 2013

Green's performance from beyond the arc is especially intriguing, as he's now made 12 of his 14 attempts in the past two games, and 16 of 23 in the finals.

Those seven three-pointers brought him within one of the individual finals record, falling one short of Ray Allen's eight against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010.

Danny Green's 16 3-pointers made in this series are a Spurs record for most made in an NBA Finals series.

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 12, 2013

If San Antonio were to win out and take the series in five games, Green's 16 three-pointers is already tied with Rashard Lewis for the most in a five-game series, but he's still six behind Ray Allen's overall finals record of 22

It was a historically impressive performance by two players who are playing in their first NBA Finals, and even more so when you see that Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for just 25 points.