Found December 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
Three-pointers are worth more points than two-pointers. Write down that little piece of trivia, use it at parties to attract the opposite gender or mail it into the admissions office at Harvard to show that you’re ready for them to give you that Ph.D. you’ve always wanted Now that we’re all Mensa material, let’s get back to the main point. The patently obvious fact that threes are worth more than twos can be critical to success in the NBA. For all the clichés about establishing a low-post presence and crashing the glass, two of the more reliable predictors of a team’s success are how well it shoots threes and how well it defends them. This is relevant for the Celtics because, coming off a 101-89 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, defending the three officially has become a problem for them. Much of the Celtics’ success over the last five years was built on not only shooting well from long-range, but limiting their opponents’ effectiveness from beyond the arc. Teams can live and ...
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