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Terry Rozier had another hot shooting game last night against the Indiana Pacers. He scored 17 points with seven-of-nine on field goals and two-of-three from the three-point line. He has been terrific in his last two games. For the season, he averages 38.1% from the field and 36.5% from the arc. He has roughly doubled both numbers in the games against Orlando and Indiana.


Both Terry and Marcus Smart haven't exactly been shooting the lights out for the first part of this season. Marcus really exploded last night, and he and Rozier were vital in getting the win.


These two Celtics are quite similar, mainly in the fact that they play hard, defend relentlessly and hit the boards very well from the guard position. If they start hitting their shots with regularity, they can make the Celtics absolutely dangerous on both offense and defense.


The Celtics have some issues with their offense. One problem is that they are not getting sufficient scoring from their reserves. Here is WEEI's Rob Bradford on the problem:

There's not much to pick apart with this Celtics team to date, but if there is any concern it could be found in scoring from players outside the starting five. The C's are second-to-last in the NBA in the percentage of two-pointers delivered by their bench, with the reserves averaging 19 minutes of playing time in each of their 20 games.
Right now the Celtics' five starters are all managing double-figures. Kyrie Irving (22.9), Jaylen Brown (15.9), Jayson Tatum (14), Al Horford (13.3) and Marcus Morris (12.6) have combined to show more offensive potential than the Isaiah Thomas-led group of a year ago. It's after those five where the uncertainty lies.

If T-Ro and Marcus Smart can keep shooting at even a modest percentage, they will help the Celtics' cause immensely. Their offensive efficiency and production have been way off, but there are some good signs. Let's hope they have turned the corner.

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Tom Lane 11/26/2017 09:20:00 AM Edit
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