It’s no secret that Wayne Ellington has helped power the Miami Heat’s offense with his 3-point shooting. And last night, “The Man with the Golden Arm” as Fox Sports Sun’s Eric Reid says, broke an NBA record.
In Wednesday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks, Ellington set the NBA record for 3-pointers off the bench. The former UNC Tar Heel broke a record set by Eric Gordon a year ago. And with the NBA moving more and more towards 3-point shooting, the record might not stand for long.
☔️MILESTONE ALERT☔️— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 5, 2018
With 3 's so far tonight @WayneElli22 has set the record for most 3PT FG made by a reserve during a single season in @NBAHistory with 207!
Congrats, Wayne! pic.twitter.com/qGEMDWf4qs
Ellington has set an NBA record for 3-pointers off the bench with 207, breaking Eric Gordon's mark of 206 set last season. Ellington now has 216 overall for the season, 10 shy of breaking Damon Jones' team record— Tom D'Angelo (@tomdangelo44) April 5, 2018
The disparity between Ellington’s 3-pointers off the bench and his total 3-pointers made comes from the fact that he started two games this year.
Only three games remain in the Heat’s NBA season. Will Ellington break Damon Jones’ record from the 2004-05 season? That may be a storyline to watch in the final days of the regular season — of course, along with scoreboard-watching to see which team the Heat will meet in the first round of the playoffs.