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Joe Ingles breaks Utah Jazz three-point record, outshines John Stockton

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Australian NBA star Joe Ingles etched his name in the Utah Jazz history books, breaking the franchise three-point record held by John Stockton.

Ingles scored 10 points in the Dallas Mavericks Jazz 120-101 demolition job, with his two successful three-pointers taking him to a Jazz 846 franchise record made three, surpassing Stockton’s 845 in 1,504 games with the team.

Perhaps more incredible than the fact that Ingles drained 846 trebles, is the pace with which he did so, taking just 493 games to surpass the number Stockton spent 19 NBA seasons compiling.

The win over Dallas continued Utah’s sensational start to the 2020-21 season, with the team claiming their 11th consecutive victory.

Ingles’ three-point record was another chapter in what has become an incredible career arc after initially being on the LA Clippers roster before being eliminated and joining Utah for the 2014-15 season.

The Australian southpaw’s feat was praised by NBA fans on social media.

Since arriving in Utah, Ingles has become one of the deadliest three-pointers in the NBA, knocking down more than 40% of his deep gazes throughout his career.

Coming off the bench this season, the 33-year-old shoots the ball with a career-best clip, knocking down 51.4% of his shots, including a hair below 45% at long distance.

The victory saw the Jazz break the NBA record 15-4 with a successful game against the Denver Nuggets on Monday morning at AEDT.

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