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I don't want to take away from last night's big win against the Pacers. The Celtics mostly worked hard and they destroyed lesser competition like they should have.
Part of the reason for that big win was Nate Robinson's 4-4 shooting performance from beyond the arc in the 1st half. He was 5 of 6 on a night where the rest of the Celtics were 3-10 from downtown. Nate is 16-27 from long range in March… a blistering 59.3%.
It's an impossible pace… and a dangerous one at that. Nate has fallen in love with the 3.
At some point, that long-range stroke is going to go cold… which is going to put a serious strain on the second unit. And it was the second unit last night that made Gino possible.
All I'm saying is we've got to be realistic about what Nate brings us in the future. What we see now is not what we're going to get. No one sustains 59% shooting from 3.
So the question is… will Nate adjust and get back to attacking when he knows the 3 stroke has gone cold… or will he become a mini-Sheed who continues to shoot from deep without regard for reality?