Long Range Bombers: NBA’s Best 3-Point Shooters

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Here come the snipers, the guys who really drill the Three. We don’t rank by raw numbers but consider regular season, Playoffs and Finals. Likewise, we consider single games as well as seasons or careers. Here, then, the best of the best.
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Jamal Crawford

Crawford ranks 7th in career treys, ahead of better-known snipers like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Tim Hardaway.
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Vince Carter

Better known for his electric game in the paint, Carter ranks 6th in career treys. He’s one of just 4 players to nail 9 treys in a playoff game – remarkably, that list doesn’t (yet) include Stephen Curry.
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LeBron James

LeBron is two three-point shots away from tying Robert Horry as the NBA’s all-time leader in treys – in the Finals. At the moment, his 55 more than doubles Stephen Curry. The only active player near him? Kobe Bryant, whose last Finals is well in the past.
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Paul PIerce

Pierce ranks 4th on the Career Three-Point, 6th in Threes during the Playoffs.
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Jason Kidd

Kidd ranks 5th in Career Treys, 10th for Treys in the Playoffs, and 12th for the Finals. His 43 Treys in the 2011 Playoffs has him 5th best for any individual season’s Playoffs.
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Jason Terry

Terry ranks third in Career Threes with 2134, 11th for the Playoffs. His 9 Three-Pointers on 5/8/11 puts him in a four-way tie for No. 1 in NBA history in a single Playoff game.
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Reggie Miller

Reggie ranks No. 2 all-time in Three-Point Shots with 2570. His 320 also ranks him No. 2 in the Career Treys in the Playoffs.
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Klay Thompson

Klay is in a 7-way tie for 2nd in Treys in a single game with 11. He’s in a 15-way tie for 2nd in most Treys in a Playoff game with 8. And of course, he just nipped his more-renowned teammate to take the Three-Point title at the All-Star Game.
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Kobe Bryant

Kobe’s 12 Treys on 1/7/03 puts him in a two-way tie for No. 1 for a single game. He ranks 4th all-time for the Playoffs. He’s also 4th all-time for the Playoffs.
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Ray Allen

Ray Allen got game. He’s the all-time leader in Career Treys – by over 400. He’s No.1 in Treys in the Playoffs. He’s one 3 point shot off Robert Horry (and tied with LeBron) for the all-time lead in the Finals. His 8 Treys on 6/6/10 leave him the one-and-only No. 1 in Three-Pointers in a Finals game. There are 5 names on the list of leaders in Treys during a Playoff game, with 9. Only one name is on that list TWICE: Ray Allen.
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Stephen Curry

He’s only 27, only in the NBA since 2009. Why is he being called the greatest shooter ever? In the 7-way tie for 2nd highest total for a single game (11) Steph makes it – twice. In the 7-way tie for 2nd all-time single game during the Finals (7), Steph again makes it – twice. In 2015 he shattered the record for most Treys during the Playoffs; he now holds that record BY 46. Most remarkable? The top 7 single season records for Three-Pointers? Steph has FOUR of those seasons. Including No.s 1 and 2. That doesn’t count this year.
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