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The Brooklyn Nets did not go quietly into the night. Instead, they beat the Miami Heat, 104-90, in Game 3 to cut the series deficit to 2-1.

“This is a series now,” LeBron James said.

The Nets did most of the damage from long range, going 15 for 25 (60 percent) beyond the three-point arc.


Field Goal Percentage during 2013-14 Playoffs MAY 10, 2014 – BKN @ MIA

The Spurs had a similar run just a few nights ago when they went 12 for 20 in a 114-94 blowout against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Before this season, just eight other teams have managed to shoot 60 percent or better on three-point shots (minimum 20 attempts).

Here is how those teams fared in the playoffs:

Team 3P 3PA 3P% Playoff Results
1995 Houston Rockets 19 28 67.9% Won NBA Finals (4-0) versus Orlando Magic
1996 New York Knicks 17 22 77.3% Lost NBA Eastern Conference semifinals (4-1) versus Chicago Bulls
1996 Seattle Supersonics 20 27 74.1% Lost NBA Finals (4-2) versus Chicago Bulls
2002 Boston Celtics 19 29 65.5% Lost NBA Eastern Conference finals (4-2) versus New Jersey Nets
2006 Detroit Pistons 15 22 68.2% Lost NBA Eastern Conference finals (4-2) versus Miami Heat
2009 Orlando Magic 13 21 61.9% Lost NBA Finals (4-1) versus Los Angeles Lakers
2010 Boston Celtics 12 20 60.0% Lost NBA Finals (4-3) versus Los Angeles Lakers
2011 Dallas Mavericks 20 32 62.5% Won NBA Finals (4-2) versus Miami Heat