Lakers forward Nick Young celebrates after hitting a three-pointer against the Golden State Warriors in November.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times / November 22, 2013)
The Lakers are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA.
Prior to Tuesday night's games, the Lakers were third overall at 40.2% from three-point range -- behind the Golden State Warriors (41.7%) and Portland Trail Blazers (41.5%).
The Charlotte Bobcats are the worst at just 29.5%.
Ryan Kelly technically leads the Lakers at 66.7% from long range, but the rookie forward has taken just three attempts in his seven minutes of play this year.
Xavier Henry is next at 47.1%, followed by Jodie Meeks (46.9%), Wesley Johnson (44.6%), Steve Blake (39.8%) and Jordan Farmar (39.3%).
Steve Nash, limited to only made six appearances this season because of a back injury, has converted 38.5% of his three-point attempts.
Shawne Williams has also started to connect more regularly, climbing to 34.8%.
Nick Young is currently the Lakers' leading scorer at 14.4 points a game, but his three-point stroke has been less consistent at 32.9%.
The long ball is a vital part of Coach Mike D'Antoni's offense. The Lakers still need to improve inside the arc.
At 44.1% overall, the Lakers' field-goal percentage is 19th in the NBA. The Miami Heat leads at 50.8%.
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