Donovan Mitchell, Jazz set NBA three-point record never done by Steph Curry’s Warriors
The Utah Jazz are often known for their defense, thanks to their intimidating home-court advantage and Defensive Player of the Year roaming the paint in Rudy Gobert.
But their three-point shooting prowess has been just as key to their success in the past two seasons. The Jazz made the most threes in the NBA last season with a stunning 16.7 per game while converting them at 38.9%, fourth in the league.
They haven’t skipped a beat this season, as they literally hold the same league ranks in three-point makes, attempts and percentage. Their recent three-game stretch probably helped pad their numbers quite a bit, as Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz made NBA history over that span.
The Jazz have recorded 20 or more made triples over their three games against the Celtics, Cavs, and Timberwolves. The team dropped 27, 20, and 25 threes on their opponents, respectively.
The Utah Jazz are the first team in NBA history to make 20+ threes in 3 straight games.
— StatMuse (@statmuse) December 9, 2021
Donovan Mitchell has been a flamethrower from long-range in all three games. The Jazz All-Star has made 15 threes in the three-game stretch that featured team-wide shooting contributions from Mike Conley Jr., Jordan Clarkson, Royce O’Neal, Bojan Bogdanovic, and Joe Ingles.
In an era defined by the three-point shot, the Utah Jazz’s collective effort has been making history.