3s flying in record numbers


If you count yourself among those who believe that the 3-point shot has become too prevalent in today's NBA, consider this your warning to look away.

Because those who read on are about to take in some staggering figures that illustrate how the league-wide reliance on the 3-point shot is only growing.

The Elias Sports Bureau did the math and informs us that February was the 200th month since the inception of the 3-point line during the 1979-80 season in which at least 100 games were played league-wide.

And of those 200 months, Elias reports, each of the top four on the list in terms of 3-pointers attempted per game is one the four months of the current season.

In 177 games, NBA teams combined to attempt 42.42 3s per game in February 2014. That fell shy of the 43.47 3s hoisted per game in December 2013 ... and just ahead of January 2014 (42.29) and November 2013 (41.76).

Elias informs us further that each of the top 10 months in league history for 3-pointers attempted by both teams happened either this season or last season.

So your mind is certainly not playing tricks on you if it seems as though everyone digs the long ball lately.