Apr. 23, 2010 - San Antonio, TEXAS, UNITED STATES - epa02129840 San Antonio Spurs players Manu Ginobili (L) from Argentina celebrates with teammates George Hill (R) and Tony Parker from France (C) and Tim Duncan back in the second half of their Western Conference first round playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas USA, 23 April 2010. The San Antonio Spurs won 94-90 to take a 2-1 game lead in the series.

The San Antonio Express-News blog reports:

San Antonio’s blistering start from behind the 3-point arc could have the Spurs challenging the league record if they can maintain their current shooting pace.

The Spurs are hitting 41.4 percent of their 3-point shots. That percentage has been eclipsed by only one team in NBA history — the 1996-97 Charlotte Hornets who shot 42.8 percent.

That shooting prowess was on display Sunday afternoon against Portland, when the Spurs hit 9-for-17 from behind the arc for 52.7 percent. It marked the fifth time this season that the Spurs have hit 50 percent or better in a game behind the arc.

San Antonio started the game 7-for-10 from behind the arc, showcasing the depth in their shooting.  They rank second in the league with 206 3-pointers, trailing only New York’s 227.

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