Joe Ingles sinks team playoff record seven 3-pointers in Game 2
Ingles drained seven 3-pointers for a Jazz playoff record. Below is the video of the Australian’s seven makes from downtown, along with other highlights:
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It was definitely a surprise performance, though he already showed signs of being a marksman from downtown in the regular season. In 82 games, he drained 2.5 threes per contest on 5.7 attempts.
For the whole season, he made 204 long-distance shots on 464 attempts for 44 percent — which is fifth in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage, behind Klay Thompson, Otto Porter, Reggie Bullock, and Darren Collison.
The Australian’s 204 makes is the highest tally he’s had in his four seasons in the NBA. Last season he had 123 makes from beyond the arc.
In their first-round match-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ingles, too, was on a tear from downtown. He hit three consecutive 3-pointers to close out the half in their Game 4 win. After the game, Ingles confessed that he felt disrespected being left wide open. Per Olgun Uluc of Fox Sports, Ingles said then:
“I do (feel disrespected),” Ingles said of being left open for so many threes. “I feel like I’ve earned that respect to be guarded, especially from the 3-point line.”
“I mean, I got some good looks early from my teammates,” Ingles said.
“I think I missed the first three or four. They all kept telling me to stay aggressive, be aggressive. I got some good looks, and was lucky to knock them down.