How often per season do NBA teams attempt more 3 than 2-point shots? {reactable} {reactablefmtr}

Authors: Bill Schmid
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The following question was asked on Twitter.

In the Heat/Bucks game yesterday, the Heat had more 3-point attempts than 2-point attempts and shot better from 3-point range (20-50) than they did from 2-point range (16-49). How often does that happen in a given season?

— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) May 23, 2021

The answer is not often but more frequently in the 2020 (9 times) and 2021 seasons (11 times). From 2008 to 2019, this happened a combined 6 times.

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