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Updated: 06/19/2013 01:19:00AM

For NBA, 3’s were wild this season

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks during a news conference before Game 6 in their NBA Finals basketball series against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, left, talks with head coach Gregg Popovich during the teams shootaround before Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago) MAGS OUT

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gestures during a news conference before Game 6 in their NBA Finals basketball series against the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, left, talks with head coach Gregg Popovich during the teams shootaround before Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago) MAGS OUT

By TIM REYNOLDS

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MIAMI — The NBA is more reliant on the 3-pointer than ever.

Entering Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, there had already been more 3-pointers made (1,171) and taken (3,414) than in any postseason in league history, and both were well ahead of the numbers posted last season.

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