In the Bonus: Green hitting shots away from home

In the Bonus: Green hitting shots away from home
February 21, 2014, 5:15 pm
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LOS ANGELES — There is something to be said for playing in the comfy confines of home; that is unless you're talking to Jeff Green.

Because unlike many players, the best in Green tends to come out far away from Causeway Street.

There's the obvious indicator of this - scoring average.

At home, he's averaging 15.3 points per game. On the road, that number spikes up to 17.7 points per game.

As you start to dissect his shooting, it's clear that the biggest difference with Green's scoring at home versus on the road lies in his ability to knock down 3-pointers.

At home, he's shooting 30.2 percent on 3s.

On the road, Green's a completely different - and way, way more efficient - long range shooter who connects on 41.2 percent of his 3s. Naturally that would provide a little boost to his overall shooting percentage which is 38.7 percent at home and 44.5 percent on the road.

Part of Green's improved shooting on the road has to do with his shot selection from 3-point range.

Among the three primary 3-point shooting zones (corner, top of the key and wing), Green has shot the ball better on the road in two of them.

When it comes to corner 3s, he has been especially proficient on the road where he has made 48.6 of those shots compared to just 31.8 percent at home. Green has also shown significant improvement on his wing 3s, shooting 40 percent on the road compared to just 28.4 percent at home.

While the numbers clearly show Green is better scoring the ball on the road than at home, his approach mentally to scoring won't change regardless of what arena he's playing in.

"I'm always confident in my shot," Green said recently. "Always will be."