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Kevin Love sets Minnesota Timberwolves’ single-season 3-pointer record

Mar 10, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

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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.

Ready for the answer?

Rashad McCants.

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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  1. kb2408 - Mar 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    But, yet his critics still call him “overrated”. If Love is overrated so is Blake, LaMarcus, Al Jefferson, Zach and every other big man that puts up numbers and hasn’t won anything. And all the aforementioned players, besides Al, have had better teammates than Love has had.

    • nycalldayz - Mar 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Love is not overrated. He just doesn’t make his team better. Love’s been in the league 6 years, and no playoffs appearances. At least try to squeeze the Wolves in as an 8th seed. My god!

      • pacific123ocean - Mar 10, 2014 at 2:37 PM

        I hear that…but, you need recognize that if the Wolves were in the Eastern conference, they would be in the playoffs.

      • spursareold - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:13 PM

        That’s a pretty low bar, pacific. The EC as a group are the commode scrapings of the NBA.

      • antistratfordian - Mar 10, 2014 at 6:45 PM

        His play style kind of prevents that.

  2. katra2logic - Mar 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    The chart shows Ray Allen playing for OKC in 2005-06. I must be going color blind as I remember seeing Ray wearing green colored apparel during that NBA season :-)

  3. evenbetterthancorinne - Mar 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Stojakovic is listed at 6-10 too… he might not really be 6-10 but KLove probably isn’t a legit 6-10 either.

  4. genericcommenter - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    I didn’t realize Peja did it for 2 teams, with pretty big numbers. And it’s crazy how old some of those marks are (Mookie, Starks, Dennis Scott).

  5. mnsadsportsfan - Mar 10, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    who cares? Wow he passed rashad mccants. Lets do this lets not write another kevin love anything until he gets to play one game in the playoffs. how bout that?

  6. kamauthabiti - Mar 11, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    needs to check his man sometimes and stop just standing under the basket on defense.

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