Brogdon “In the Zone” as Celtics get even with Chicago
In today’s NBA, double-digit treys in a ballgame has become a mandatory component of play – only 52 times in this season’s 262 team performances (just a shade under 20%) has a team failed to drain 10+ 3FG’s. In four games, both sides came up short, while in the other 44 contests, fewer than 10 three-balls resulted in 36 losses (.182).
Malcolm in the Middle
Despite his team-high four Turnovers, Malcolm Brogdon delivered a glorious performance (9-for-10 from the field) in his best effort to date as a Celtic … MB’s 25-point explosion enabled bench-mates Hauser, Kornet and Williams to post the highest +/- counts for the game (though I’m scratching my head over how Brogdan wound up at just +4).
For the record, Mr. Brogdon did not attempt a single three-point shot in his 29 minutes on the floor (his most floor-time of the season, BTW), though shooting a respectable .375 for the season from behind the arc.
I never understood why the Bucks decided to trade away (for only draft picks, mind you) a steadily improving Brogdon, opting instead for flashy-but-streaky Eric Bledsoe (although Jrue Holiday was ultimately acquired to be the final piece of a championship puzzle).