Top 5 3-Point Shooters in NBA Finals history

The Cavs-Warriors rivalry helped these three get pretty high on the list
The Cavs-Warriors rivalry helped these three get pretty high on the list
Sahar Hadida

#3 Klay Thompson

2015 NBA Finals - Game Six
Thompson is one of the most automatic shooters the NBA has ever seen

Calling Klay Thompson one of the greatest 3-point shooters of all-time is a vast understatement. Thompson holds an almost inconceivable league record of nine 3-pointers in a single quarter and is tied with his fellow Splash Brother, Steph Curry, for most seasons with over 200 3-pointers, with six.

He has been an integral but often silent part of the Warriors two championships. They could always rely on him to perform, even when bigger stars like Steph and KD didn’t show up. He has 12 finals performances with three 3-pointers or more in 20 games, second-most all-time.

Klay is also the first player in NBA playoffs history to score 10 or more 3-pointers in a single game, in a series-tying win against OKC in 2016. He also tied the playoffs record for most 3-pointers in a single postseason that year with 98.

His prolific shooting, alongside good defensive skills, earned him four All-Star appearances and two All-NBA selections. He also won the 3-point shooting contest in the 2016 All-Star weekend by tying the contest's record score at the time, 27 points.

A 42.2 percent 3-point shooter throughout his career, Klay established himself as one the best shooters of the modern game. With his quick release and lethal efficiency, Thompson is one of toughest players to defend against, and it helped him reach 58 finals 3-pointers.

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Edited by Amulya Shekhar


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