The midway point of the NBA regular season arrives this week — there are 1,230 games between October and April, and after Thursday night’s slate goes into the books 618 games will have been played with 612 left to go.
Making statistical judgments after a few games, or even a few weeks, isn’t the wisest thing. But with 50% of the season done, it seems like appropriate enough of a sample size to point out a few trends.
The league records for 3-pointers made and attempted are going to get broken for the eighth consecutive year.
But the growth rate in that department seems to be slowing down.
First, the numbers: NBA teams combined to make 27,955 3-pointers last season and attempt