In the Celtics' 118-113 OT loss to the Mavericks Monday, Kelly Olynyk drained a career-best five three-point field goals. Olynyk scored 17 points while shooting 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. Three days earlier, Olynyk drained 4-of-6 treys in the C's home defeat of the Suns.
Over Boston's last five games, Olynyk is a combined 13-for-21 from deep, a 61.9-percent clip. For the season, Kelly is now 55-of-129 on threes, good for 42.6 percent. It's the best on the team by a wide margin (Jonas Jerebko is second at .395) and tied for 13th league-wide among qualified candidates.
Lately, Olynyk has been even better. Beginning with a 4-for-5 showing against the Wizards on November 27, Olynyk is 43-of-89 from long range in his last 27 games (48.3 percent), among the best in the NBA in that span:
.@NBA 3-POINT PCT (Since Nov. 28) 1. Redick, LAC 52.6 2. Leonard, SA 49.0 3. Rush, GSW 48.6 4. Casspi, Sac 48.5 5. OLYNYK, BOS 48.3— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 19, 2016
For comparison, Steph Curry is shooting 46.6 percent on three-pointers over that same time period.
And here's a weird little fact: Like Olynyk, Avery Bradley has also connected on 43 threes since November 27, but he's attempted 133 of them (32.3 percent). Olynyk could miss 44 consecutive triples and still be shooting the same percentage as Bradley over the last eight-and-a-half weeks.
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