Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers surpass team record for most threes in a season

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The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the NBA’s best from behind the three-point line.

The team features some of the league’s deepest threats in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, as well as young talent like Anfernee Simons, who continues to improve his game from behind the arc each season.

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As the Blazers looked to snap a five-game losing streak on Tuesday vs. the Indiana Pacers, Portland leaned into its long shot to break out of its recent shooting slump and did what the team does best by hoisting up from deep.

In the third quarter, the Trail Blazers hit the 953rd three-pointer of the season to pass their former record of 952 set during the 2019-20 season. The team’s overall three-point record in 2018-19 was 904.

The tremendous milestone came just moments after Lillard made NBA history when he hit his 2,000 career three-pointer to become just the 10th player in history to reach the milestone.

 

Anfernee Simons also made history by going 9-of-9 from deep to set a team record in consecutive threes made. He also tied an NBA record. 

The Blazers hold a 129-91 advantage over the Pacers midway through the fourth quarter in large part to their hot shooting from distance. The Blazers are currently shooting 20/31 from three-point range, good for 64.5 percent for the game.