5/2 vs Portland

HowBoutDemSox

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Hard to complain too much they actually are just drilling shots
Yeah, if they lose this one it won't be like the frustrating ones earlier this season where there was a lack of effort or real cohesion. Just a barnburner tonight they might wind up on the wrong side of.
 

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This guy tracked 2-1 opportunities in 2015. Maybe the dynamics have changed in the seasons since then but it is pretty obviously an advantageous strategy. The gain is about .74 points per opportunity - not going 2 for 1 will give you maybe .1 points per opportunity. https://www.racketracer.com/2015/05/12/analytics-of-optimal-2-for-1-strategy-in-nba-basketball/
I'm sure the analytics are for the 2-for-1 overall. I'd like to see the numbers for this team specifically, because hey seem to be making poor decisions.
 

tbb345

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Smart has missed at least 3 WIDE OPEN shots. Like literal set your feet and look at your watch because no one is near you
 

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The Celtics won’t be able to beat good teams with Smart playing big minutes at PG. A real PG would have made sure Tatum got a bunch of shots up this quarter.

If they ever get a fully healthy team, the smart move is to start Kemba, Fournier, JT, JB, and a center, with Smart off the bench
 

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I'm sure the analytics are for the 2-for-1 overall. I'd like to see the numbers for this team specifically, because hey seem to be making poor decisions.
That season the absolute worst team in the league on 2 for 1 was still like a 0.5 points per opportunity advantage.
 

tbb345

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This has been a really rough 2 game stretch for Jaylen. Some truly awful turnovers by him
 

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The Celtics won’t be able to beat good teams with Smart playing big minutes at PG. A real PG would have made sure Tatum got a bunch of shots up this quarter.

If they ever get a fully healthy team, the smart move is to start Kemba, Fournier, JT, JB, and a center, with Smart off the bench
Smart has eight assists tonite. His shooting is a bigger issue than his playmaking.
 

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Did any of the pre-draft scouting reports on Nesmith rave about his motor and hustle? If so, I missed that.
 

tbb345

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I appreciate the confidence with which TimeLord just stepped into that long J and let it fly but....probably not a great shot with over 2 seconds left