Re: 5 for 28!!
posted at 12/26/2010 3:54 PM EST
Ray didn't get good looks because Magic played him for his jumper so there was always a hand in his face on 3 pointers. He could have gotten more inside shots but he didn't drive much in the 2nd half (either gassed as Damfuno says or Howard made him think about it or that play was never called). Also, looking at minutes, Ray gets less rest than Paul. Ray has played the most total minutes and he also is second in mins/game (next to Rondo). I can buy the argument that he's gassed.....but again, we're hurt in the back up positions so we don't have much of a choice for a while!
As for Ray is a wild card and you never know what you are going to get from him, that's just crazy. You are SO far off its not even funny.
Ray is 38% from 3 point land in last 10 games, 41% for the season. He's 18.6 points in last 10 games, 18.4 in last 5 games, and 16.9 in the season. He's 3.6 assists in last 10 games and 3.4 over the season (tied for 2nd on the team). He's 50.4% field goal % in last 10 games and 50.8% for the entire season. That looks like a VERY consistent player to me and to every commentator who watches the Celtics.
Overall, the big 3 have been very consistent. We know what we get from them. We may have had 3 games where they weren't consistent. BBD is also consistent. Shaq, Rondo, Nate, West, JON, and Quis are where we have inconsistency (in shooting, injuries, and defense).
Losses generally come because we don't get consistent play from the subs or they are put in positions that they're not good at and that is occuring most often due to injury.
Good news - it has happened 5 out of 28 times!!! The team is doing just fine and will do even better when healthy.