It is difficult to believe if you've never seen it actually happen, but unguarded NBA players in practice situations can regularly make 10, 15, maybe 20, 3-pointers in a row. Not all of them, of course, but the best shooters have gotten their stroke down to such a thoughtless mechanism that making an undisturbed 3-pointer is something like brewing a cup of coffee.
And if that sounds fantastical to you, then you obviously didn't watch Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
In that game, played Tuesday in San Antonio, Spurs' guards Danny Green and Gary Neal combined to go 13 for 19 from the 3-point line. They combined for 51 points on 32 shots, leading the Spurs to a Finals-record 16 3-pointers and a 113-77 win over the Miami Heat to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
This falls under the realm of "things that can just happen when NBA players are involved."
The Heat are not blameless in this. They appear to have been gambling that this wouldn't happen. Their defensive strategy appears to prioritiz...