2. The Spurs weren't as allergic to the three as usual
Hey, sometimes even baby steps are enough to make a huge difference. The Spurs still finished 25th in the league in 3-point attempts, but we already saw how even just that small jump helped their offensive output. When looking at the past four years for San Antonio, finishing 25th with 32 attempts per game isn't bad at all.
- 2020-21: 28.4 (30th)
- 2019-20: 28.5 (28th)
- 2018-19: 25.3 (30th)
- 2017-18: 24.1 (27th)
While the Spurs could've fared better by shooting a higher percentage (18th at 35.2%), the fact that they took more than ever is encouraging, especially with the way the NBA is trending. Seeing someone like Keldon Johnson fire away from downtown to great success was one of the biggest surprises of the season, and it doesn't look like that was a fluke.
Going forward, the Spurs have plenty of 3-point threats at their disposal, including one in Devin Vassell, who is still working on being consistent in that regard. That's a valuable commodity to have.