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Raptors’ Danny Green moves to 12th on NBA Finals all-time 3-pointers made list

The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors faced off on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Danny Green wanted to make a statement.

The Toronto crowds showed up exceedingly early just to get into ScotiaBank Arena’s “Jurassic Park” fan viewing area – let alone the arena proper – in order to watch the team duke it out with the dynastic Warriors.

This marks the first time that the Raptors are in the NBA Finals, but two notable Raptors have been there before: Kawhi Leonard and his former San Antonio Spurs teammate Danny Green.

Both players have had storied NBA Finals careers, with Kawhi winning the Finals MVP trophy in 2014 against the Miami Heat. Green, too, has had plenty of memorable Finals moments with the Spurs, most of which are due to his penchant for hitting big 3-pointers in extremely clutch situations.

On the same night that his adversary, Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, became the only player in NBA history to make 100 3-pointers in the NBA Finals, Green also hit a milestone in 3-point shooting volume, per the NBA:

As you can see, Danny Green is now 12th on the all-time Finals made 3-pointers list behind luminaries such as Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant, as well as former San Antonio teammate Manu Ginobili.

With 37 triples, it seems likely that Green will continue to climb this list as the series wears on – especially if he can regain the shooting form he possessed in years past.