Wednesday, May 05, 2010

A Dead Horse

Now, through five meetings this season, the Orlando Magic have attempted 43 more three-pointers*, 32 more free throws, and 63** fewer two-point jump shots from between 16 and 23 feet than the Hawks.

Double Dwight Howard, don't double Dwight Howard; play Jason Collins, don't play Jason Collins, it won't matter a whit if the Hawks continue to take high-risk/low-reward shots while Orlando does the opposite.

*They're not even making them at a high rate (just 34.9%) as they beat the Hawks by 20 points per game, 24 points per 100 possessions.

**(UPDATE: 8:15pm) Hoopdata finally posted their boxscore and I trust it more than me looking at the shot chart at ESPN. They have the Magic at 5-11 from 16 to 23 feet. I had them at 4-10. This post has been corrected.

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