The genesis for this post was reading the various stories and blogs on the Orlando Magic who hit 10 three-pointers and that got me thinking about the following hypothesis: can teams win when they allow at least three-pointers? This year a game has featured one team hitting 10 three-pointers in the following instances:

10/31 Orlando hits 12 and beats Milwaukee 102-83

10/31 Indiana hits 13 and beats Washington 119-110 in overtime

10/31 New Orleans hits 10 and beats Sacramento 104-90

10/31 San Antonio hits 13, allows 10 and beats Memphis 104-101 (both teams took 23)

10/31 - Denver hit 11 and beat Seattle 120-103
11/1 - Phoenix hit 11 and beat Seattle 106-99
11/2 - Cleveland hit 12 and beat New York 110-106
11/2 - Toronto hit 13 and beat New Jersey 106-69
11/2 - New Orleans hit 11 and beat Portland 113-93
11/2 - San Antonio hit 12 and beat Sacramento 96-80
11/3 - Orlando hit 10 and beat Washington 94-82
11/3 - Memphis hit 10 and lost to Indiana 121-111
11/3 - Utah hit 12 and beat Golden State 133-110 (Warriors had 13 but took 31)
11/4 - Boston hit 12 and beat Toronto 98-95 (OT) (Raptors were 10-of-25)
11/6 - Orlando hit 10 and beat Minnesota 111-103
11/6 - New Orleans hit 14 and beats the LA Lakers 118-104
11/7 - Orlando hit 10 and beats Toronto 105-96
11/7 - Phoenix hit 11 and loses to Atlanta 105-96
11/7 - Memphis hit 10 and beats Seattle 105-98
11/8 - Dallas hit 10 and beats Golden State 120-115 (Warriors go 11-of-25

So far that is 20 games which teams have hit 10 three pointers and only two have lost.