Oct. 22 Celtics @ Magic

JakeRae

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The Celtics and Tatum rolling around this quarter, they got a stop ahead by eight, and instead of getting the ball to Tatum who was on fire, Smart hoisted up a three-pointer from the left slot about four seconds into the possession, He missed it, then he missed another one, and now the Celtics are in a dogfight.

When Tatum gets on a roll, he’s got to get the ball until the other team stops him. When they use help to stop Tatum, who will just pass that ball for that same three-point shot
I can’t fault Smart for taking wide open threes.
 

Imbricus

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Smart hoisted up a three-pointer from the left slot about four seconds into the possession, He missed it, then he missed another one, and now the Celtics are in a dogfight.
Marcus taking threes is my least favorite part of his game. Yeah, I know sometimes he's wide open, and sometimes he gets hot, but on the whole, he does other things much better.
 

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I can’t fault Smart for taking wide open threes.
They want to get threes in early offense, but in that specific situation after Tatum just scored three or four times, and they got a bunch of stops, Tatum’s got to touch the ball. That shot will be there if Tatum drives and the other team tries to help. If they handled those two possessions a little better they could’ve open this game up.
 

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They should never be playing meaningful minutes without either Jay on the court, especially without Horford either.
 

JakeRae

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They want to get threes in early offense, but in that specific situation after Tatum just scored three or four times, and they got a bunch of stops, Tatum’s got to touch the ball. That shot will be there if Tatum drives and the other team tries to help. If they handled those two possessions a little better they could’ve open this game up.
I disagree with the premise that Tatum can automatically create a wide open three every time he touches the ball.
 

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I disagree with the premise that Tatum can automatically create a wide open three every time he touches the ball.
Why? Why not just run every possession and shot through him or Brown. I mean I know why but its what the people want, along with not winning a championship.
 

luckiestman

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Grant bombing threes like it’s nothing is one of my favorite developments. I know he shot a good FT % and that is correlated but he surpassed my highest hopes
 

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Ross averaged 10 points a game last year, shooting 29% on his threes
 

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Maybe the Celtics should’ve kept the Bol Bol, and got rid of Kornet.

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