You know when you hear a stat that makes you scratch your head? Like, for a while there Bernie freakin’ Williams had the most post season home runs (22, until Manny Ramirez destroyed it). Well, Sunday night a pretty substantial record was broken by a pretty obscure player: Danny Green’s 23 three-pointers these Finals.
Well, he’s at 25 now, the previous record was 23. This kid is lights out.
The next record on Green’s list: most three-pointers made in a playoff series, period. Which, at 28, is also held by Ray Allen (who had a pretty awesome night himself with 21 points on 4-4 from behind the arc.) Here are the other Finals three-point records Ray holds:
3-point field goals made in a game: 8, Boston at Los Angeles, June 6, 2010
3-point field goals made in a half: 7, first half, Boston at Los Angeles, June 6, 2010
3-point field goals made in a quarter: 5, second quarter, Boston at Los Angeles, June 6, 2010
3-point field goal attempted in a 6-game series: 42, Boston vs. Los Angeles, 2008 NBA Finals
And the playoff ones…
3-point field goals made in a 6-game series: 22, Boston vs. Los Angeles, 2008 NBA Finals
3-point field goals made in a 7-game series: 28, Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia, 2001 Eastern Conference Finals
3-point field goals made in a game: 9, twice June 1, 2001, April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
3-point field goals attempted in a game: 18, Boston at Chicago, April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
The Spurs won Sunday night 114-104, thanks in large part to Green’s 6-10 shooting from downtown (he finished with 24 points). In other news, Manu Ginobili decided to show up after getting tapped to start for the first time this season, contributing 24 points (season high) and some vintage Manu moments (ya know, off-handed runners, weird fadeaways, unabashed bald spot floaters).
Consider LeBron’s back officially up against the wall, as the series heads back to South Beach for a 9:00 p.m. ET Game 6 on Tuesday.