SAN ANTONIO (AP) The teams with the best 3-point percentage so far in these playoffs are San Antonio and Miami, so it might seem logical to think that the Spurs and Heat love the long-range game.
It would also be wrong.
Love it or hate it, the Spurs and Heat know how to use it, anyway. The 3-pointer is getting fired more than ever these days, and there's some easy correlations to draw between San Antonio and Miami being good from long range and being the last two teams standing on the NBA playoff bracket for the second straight year.
San Antonio - which was the league's most accurate team from 3-point range during the regular season - is shooting an NBA-best 40 percent from beyond the arc so far in the playoffs. Miami is right behind the Spurs, shooting 39.7 percent.