That's 1,000 3-pointers for the Celtics as they extend franchise record


INDIANAPOLIS -- With 9:13 in the first quarter against the Pacers, Kyrie Irving drained the Celtics' second 3-pointer of the game - and it was a big one. 

That made 3-pointer gave the Celtics 1,000 made 3’s on the season, putting them in an uber-elite class of long-range shooting teams. 

The Celtics broke the team record for 3's in a season when Marcus Morris knocked down their 986th on Monday night against the Heat. 

Before this season, only five teams had made as many 3-pointers in a season. 

But this is a new era in the NBA when it comes to the 3-point shot, the preferred weapon of mass destruction to defenses by most teams - the Celtics included. 

This season, four teams - Houston, Milwaukee, Golden State and Atlanta have connected on at least 1,000 3-pointers. 

And the Celtics will soon be followed by the Brooklyn Nets, who prior to Friday had 996 made 3-pointers this season. 

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