9. Mavericks' high 3-point percentage
After discussing Kyrie Irving's poor 3-point shooting to begin the season, the team's impressive shooting will now be lauded.
As previously mentioned, the Mavericks are well-known for hoisting threes. Even before Luka Doncic's arrival, the Mavs prioritized the three-ball. Since Doncic arrived in Dallas, the Mavs have ranked no lower than eighth in the league in 3-point attempts per game.
Conversely, since Doncic's first year in the association, the highest Dallas has ranked in 3-point percentage is eighth. And this instance occurred a season ago.
This season, Dallas is shooting a league-high 42.8 3-point attempts per game. Despite chucking it so often from deep, the Mavs also rank first in the league in 3-point percentage. The Mavs shoot a mind-numbing 40.3 percent from behind the arc.
Only two teams have shot above 40 percent from 3-point range in the past 10 seasons. And a season ago, the best 3-point shooting team shot 38.7 percent, albeit on just 32.6 3-point attempts per game.
Shooting it this well while shooting it this often has never been seen before. No team has ever shot above 39 percent from three while taking more than 40 attempts per game.
While 3-point shooting is becoming more and more prevalent as the years go by, it's still impressive to see the Mavs knocking down so many 3-pointers with such great accuracy.