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Kevin Love sets Minnesota Timberwolves’ single-season 3-pointer record

Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) yells after hitting a three pointer against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)


Kevin Love, with a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter of Minnesota’s loss to the Raptors on Sunday, broke the Timberwolves’ franchise record for 3-pointers in a season. Love now has 144 this year.

You’ll never guess who previously held the record, but go ahead and try.

Ready for the answer?

Rashad McCants.

McCants made 142 3-pointers in 2007-08, breaking the record previously held by Isaiah Rider (1994-95).

In that light, it’s not completely surprising Love crossed the lowest threshold for a franchise’s 3-point record. Every other team has a higher bar.


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With 20 games remaining, Love has a chance to get the Timberwolves off the bottom of that list. But Jamal Crawford has already made 142 3-pointers this season, so he could break his own Clippers record and make Love chase a higher mark.

Interestingly, the 6-foot-10 Love is already the tallest player to hold a team’s single-season 3-point record: