When you allow the other team to hit 10 three-pointers, you usually lose

The genesis for this post was reading the various stories and blogs on the Orlando Magic who hit 10 three-pointers and that got me thinking about the following hypothesis: can teams win when they allow at least three-pointers? This year a game has featured one team hitting 10 three-pointers in the following instances:

10/31 Orlando hits 12 and beats Milwaukee 102-83

10/31 Indiana hits 13 and beats Washington 119-110 in overtime

10/31 New Orleans hits 10 and beats Sacramento 104-90

10/31 San Antonio hits 13, allows 10 and beats Memphis 104-101 (both teams took 23)

10/31 – Denver hit 11 and beat Seattle 120-103
11/1 – Phoenix hit 11 and beat Seattle 106-99
11/2 – Cleveland hit 12 and beat New York 110-106
11/2 – Toronto hit 13 and beat New Jersey 106-69
11/2 – New Orleans hit 11 and beat Portland 113-93
11/2 – San Antonio hit 12 and beat Sacramento 96-80
11/3 – Orlando hit 10 and beat Washington 94-82
11/3 – Memphis hit 10 and lost to Indiana 121-111
11/3 – Utah hit 12 and beat Golden State 133-110 (Warriors had 13 but took 31)
11/4 – Boston hit 12 and beat Toronto 98-95 (OT) (Raptors were 10-of-25)
11/6 – Orlando hit 10 and beat Minnesota 111-103
11/6 – New Orleans hit 14 and beats the LA Lakers 118-104
11/7 – Orlando hit 10 and beats Toronto 105-96
11/7 – Phoenix hit 11 and loses to Atlanta 105-96
11/7 – Memphis hit 10 and beats Seattle 105-98
11/8 – Dallas hit 10 and beats Golden State 120-115 (Warriors go 11-of-25)

11/9 – Phoenix hits 15 and beats Miami 106-101

11/9 – Denver hits 12 and beats Washington 118-92

11/10 – Phoenix hits 12 and beats Orlando 106-96

11/10 Denver hits 12 and beats Indiana 113-106

11/10 Boston hits 10 and beats New Jersey 112-101

11/10 Toronto hits 10 and beats Chicago 101-71

11/11 New Orleans hits 10 and beats Philadelphia 94-72

11/12 New Orleans hits 11 and beats New Jersey, 84-82

11/12 Denver hits 12 and beats Cleveland 122-100

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11/13 Orlando hits 10 and beats Orlando 103-76

11/13 San Antonio hits 13 and beats LA Lakers, 102-87

11/13 Orlando hits 11 and beats Cleveland 117-116 (OT)

11/13 Seattle hits 10 and beats Miami 104-95

11/13 New Orleans hits 11 and beats Philadelphia 95-76

11/13 Sacramento hits 11 and loses to Minnesota, 108-103

11/13 Golden State hits 13 and loses to Detroit, 111-104

11/14 Phoenix hits 10 and beats Chicago, 112-102

11/15 Indiana hits 10 and loses to Toronto, 110-101

11/15 Toronto hits 12 and beats Indiana 110-101

11/16 Memphis hits 15 and loses to New Orleans 120-118 (OT)

11/17 Charlotte hits 10 and beats Seattle 100-84

11/17 Indiana hits 11 and beats Utah 117-97

11/17 Phoenix hits 10 and beats Houston 115-105

11/17 Denver hits 11 and beats New York 115-83

So far that is 43 games which teams have hit 10 three pointers and only seven have lost (two gave up 10 also)

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