Video: Joe Ingles sets new franchise mark for most 3-pointers in a season
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles is money from the three-point area. He is an integral piece of the Jazz’s offense, mostly because of his ability to pass the ball and, more importantly, his role in spacing the floor with this shooting. On Saturday night, Ingles was able to magnify that aspect of his game while also entering the franchise’s record books.
With a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter of Utah’s home game against the visiting Sacramento Kings, Joe Ingles drilled his 179th three-pointer of the season. That triple also made Ingles as new all-time leader in three-pointers made in a season, moving past Randy Foye, who had 178 back in the 2012-13 campaign.
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The Jazz signed Ingles to a lucrative four-year $52 million deal back in the offseason, and so far the team is being repaid well by the Australian. In his first season since inking that deal, Ingles is putting up career-high averages of 11.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists on 31.2 minutes per game.
The Jazz also made it a more memorable day for Ingles, as they eked out a 103-97 win against the Kings. Ingles scored 14 points with seven rebounds, nine assists in 35 minutes of action. Donovan Mitchell, meanwhile, paced the Jazz with his 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the field. Speaking of Mitchell, the rookie also is the Jazz’s all-time leader in three-point shots.
The Jazz are now on a nine-game win streak, and they are favored to win their 10th straight against the tanking Atlanta Hawks at home this coming Tuesday.