So Ray Allen is struggling a bit. It happens. They're hounding the hell out of him and it's thrown him off. So I, being a caring human being, decided that I'm going to do what I can to help. So I turned to the one man that can help Ray Allen: Ray Allen. Hope it helps!
Ok… I'm having a little fun at Ray's expense, which isn't entirely fair. He's gone cold, but there are reasons. Doc explains them.
“They’re playing good defense on him,” C’s coach Doc Rivers
said. “They’re doing a terrific job. They’re top blocking him. We’re
trying to get him more space and we certainly have to get him more
shots. He has to touch the ball more. That’s on us, but give them
credit. I think they’re doing a great job on him.
“He’s missing shots, but we have to do a better job. We have to show
more offensive patience. Ray relies more on offensive patience than
anyone on our team.”
I've said it before, but I'll repeat it here: The way to get Ray going is to get him 15 feet away from the basket. Run some plays that get him the ball about 20 feet away, let him make a quick move to get space, and take mid-range jumpers. Do that for the first quarter, and the long range shots will come by the second or third.
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