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Dinos & Digits: How does the Raptors three-point shooting measure up?

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Another instalment of Dinos & Digits, where we look at five interesting Raptors stats. This week, a tribute to the three-pointer.

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Welcome back to Dinos & Digits, a place where we dive into the box scores and find five interesting or strange Raptors statistics and put them on front street for discussion. There will be a mix of both individual player and team statistics to explore, ranging from raw box score numbers to some interesting and funky advanced metrics.

So, let's get down to it. Here are this week's interesting digits:

The Raptors are shooting 36.8% from three-point range this season, the third-highest mark in the league.

The only two teams in the NBA that shoot it better from deep are the Golden State Warriors (41.5%) and the San Antonio Spurs (38.1%).

The Raptors allow opponents to shoot 37.3% from three-point range, also the third-highest mark in the league.

The only two teams that allow their opponents to shoot a higher percentage from long range are the Phoenix Suns (38.6%) and the Washington Wizards (37.4%).

28.4% of Toronto's field goal attempts come from long range.

That's the 15th-highest rate in the NBA and 0.2% above the league average of 28.2%

The Raptors shoot 27.9% of their threes from the corners, hitting 40.3% of them.

The attempt rate is ninth in the Association, while the success rate is fourth.

The highest attempt rate in the league comes from the Miami Heat, who shoot 36.3% of their three-pointers from the corners, while the lowest rate belongs to the Charlotte Hornets at 17.3%.

Kyle Lowry has hit 179 three-pointers this season, 11 shy of the franchise record of 190 that he set himself in 2013-14.

Considering he's hitting 2.8 from long range per game this season (tied with Dee Brown's 1998-1999 for the highest per-game average ever by a Raptor), he should set the new record within four games or so. He's also 45 off the team record for attempts, which he should beat within roughly seven games based on his 7.0 attempts per contest.

All stats courtesy of NBA.com/stats and basketball-reference.com.

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