Celtics struggle from the three-point range against the Rockets
By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 2nd, 2014 at 1:06 AM EST
Teams in the NBA are always taking three point shots. In fact, some teams even have three-point specialists that their teams can count on for a basket.
Every shot that they put up doesn’t guarantee that any will go in the basket. Sometimes, teams can’t even find the basket, as they are struggling to find the touch to put the ball in the hoop.
The Boston Celtics learned that lesson on Saturday night. Against the Houston Rockets, the Celtics went 1 of 25 from three-point range.
They were just 4% from beyond the arc. This was the first time that an NBA team attempted 25 or more three-pointers and made one or fewer, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jeff Green went 1 for 7, while Marcus Smart was 0 for 5. Avery Bradley went 0 for 4, while Jared Sullinger went 0 for 3.
Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Thornton went 0 for 2, while Rajon Rondo and Brandon Bass went 0 for 1.
In the Celtics first game at home against the Brooklyn Nets, the went went 8 for 22 for three-point range. That’s 36% from beyond the arc.