3 to Success
Warriors' successcomes in 3s this year
The summation of the Warriors' philosophy in the Baron Davis era has been easy to define: 'Live by the three, die by the three.'Wow! Thanks for the insight Mike.
Perhaps it's time to amend that credo to read thusly: 'Live by the three, kill by the three.'
Golden State's reliance, offensively speaking, on the 3-point shot since Davis' arrival has been well-chronicled. The team is on pace to hoist a staggering 2,082 3-pointers this season, which would rank second in NBA history, behind only the 2,155 attempts by the Boston Celtics of 2002-03.
Yet the little-noticed flip side of that coin %u2014 the Warriors' ability to stop the output of opponents' 3-point shooters %u2014 has been equally critical to the team's rise to the top of the Pacific Division.
'It's a statistic that I don't think most people look at, but I guess it's a good thing,' Mike Dunleavy said. 'Three-pointers are what they are: three points.'