If you've been watching the 2nd round of the playoffs, one thing is painfully clear: it's become a shooters league.
The Celtics have been a mid-range shooting club ever since Kevin Garnett came to town, but the 2008 championship team still was 8th in made 3-pointers and 5th in 3-point percentage. Not only did that roster feature Ray Allen and Paul Pierce in their primes, but it also had sharp-shooting role players in James Posey and Eddie House.
This season, the Celtics were 25th in the NBA in 3-point makes and 15th in percentage, putting massive pressure on the mid-range shooters to be lights out. While Jeff Green was surprisingly good from downtown (39%) and Jason Terry wasn't as bad as he seemed (37%), Boston didn't have a single player make more than 2 3s per contest. 10 of the 16 playoff teams did.
When you consider our big men went from a Kendrick Perkins, Leon Powe, PJ Brown, and KG in his prime (not to mention The White Mamba!) to Brandon Bass, Chris Wilcox, Shavlik Rando...