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Lakers set new franchise record for most three-pointers in a season

The Lakers are making threes at a historic rate this season.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

In the third quarter of their game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers set a new record for most three-pointers made in a season, according to Lakers PR.

The previous record (774) was set by the 2013-14 Lakers, who were coached by Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni’s Houston Rockets lead the NBA in 3-point makes by a wide margin of 231.

The Lakers average 10 three-point attempts per game, the 19th most in the NBA, but make them at the second-least efficient clip in the league (34.4 percent). Still a new franchise record in three-point makes shows that the Lakers are playing at the pace of the modern NBA.

The hiring of head coach Luke Walton has been a key factor in their increase in three-point attempts while the personnel they added this summer, like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Brook Lopez, and breakout rookie Kyle Kuzma, has helped with their three-point makes.

The Lakers will hope to add a few 3-point marksmen in the summer, preferably No. 13 on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Just saying.

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