Leaving LeBron James behind in the standings, the Miami Heat have a new playoff king when it comes to 3-point shooting: Duncan Robinson.
Duncan Robinson officially surpassed LeBron on the list of playoff triples made in Heat history in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics.
The 29-year veteran entered the game with five triples to score to surpass James’ playoff record of 123 points. And that’s exactly what he did in the challenge, scoring 22 points off the bench.
Robinson netted 5 of his 7 attempted threes and the Heat destroyed the Celtics 128 to 102. The sharpshooter was the Heat’s second-leading scorer, behind only Gabe Vincent with 29 points. However, Robinson put together these numbers in just 23 minutes of play.
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After the victory, which saw the Heat take their lead to 3-0 in the series, Duncan Robinson was asked what his thoughts were on his latest accomplishment. Certainly it was a proud moment for the former Michigan athlete, who was not selected in 2018 and worked his way onto the Heat’s roster.
“It’s incredible on so many levels. I never imagined this for my path, but I’m just trying to take it philosophically and not take it for granted. I’m enjoying the moment and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.”