Heat-Timberwolves game sees Duncan Robinson making NBA history

December 28, 2022

Every NBA team’s offensive game plan now revolves around three-point shooting, and one of the league’s best three-point shooters plays for the Miami Heat.

Duncan Robinson is still a reliable catch-and-shoot option for the Heat on the perimeter despite his recent inconsistency in performance and minutes. He accomplished NBA history on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Robinson made his 800th three-pointer of his career while playing the bench for the team in their 113-100 victory over Minnesota. He did this at the quickest rate in NBA history by going 3-5 from three-point range off the bench.

The NBA’s fastest player ever to make 800 three-pointers in a career was Robinson, who passed Luka Doncic (288) in 263 games. The NBA’s all-time leader in three-pointers, Stephen Curry, made them in 305 of his career contests.

Duncan Robinson remains one of the most valued perimeter shooters in this league despite not being a reliable starter or producer.

Robinson has appeared in 24 games this season, all of which he has done as a reserve. He has averaged 7.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game while shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, the lowest shooting percentage of his career (excluding his rookie season, in which Robinson appeared in only 15 games).

Robinson is presently ranked fifth on the Heat in three-pointers, with 40 totals made this season.=

The Heat are 17-17 on the year and are presented in the standings’ Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament area.