Mar 10, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT
Kevin Love, with a 3-pointer midway through the third quarter of Minnesota’s loss to the Raptors on Sunday, broke the Timberwolves’ franchise record for 3-pointers in a season. Love now has 144 this year.
You’ll never guess who previously held the record, but go ahead and try.
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McCants made 142 3-pointers in 2007-08, breaking the record previously held by Isaiah Rider (1994-95).
In that light, it’s not completely surprising Love crossed the lowest threshold for a franchise’s 3-point record. Every other team has a higher bar.
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With 20 games remaining, Love has a chance to get the Timberwolves off the bottom of that list. But Jamal Crawford has already made 142 3-pointers this season, so he could break his own Clippers record and make Love chase a higher mark.
Interestingly, the 6-foot-10 Love is already the tallest player to hold a team’s single-season 3-point record:
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