In the bonus: Celtics-Hawks
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At 47.2 percent, no team is shooting the ball as well as the Boston Celtics are along the baseline this season. The problem? They're not shooting enough. In fact, 11.1 percent of the Celtics' shots this season are baseline jumpers, down from 13.4 percent a year ago.
DUECES FOR BRADLEY
The 2-point jumper has jump-started Avery Bradley's scoring this season. A year ago, 2-point jumpers accounted for just under 42 percent of his shots taken. This year? It represents more than 59 percent of his shots.
Known for his pick-and-pop game, Brandon Bass is looking to pick apart defenses around the basket these days. Last season, 46.5 percent of his shots taken were in the paint. This year, that number's up to 52.9 percent.
BETTER AND BETTER
Kyle Korver has been among the best 3-point shooters for years, but he's on another 3-point level this season. He has been especially proficient on top of the key 3s where he's shooting 66.7 percent, nearly twice as good (34.6 percent) as the average NBA player.
Al Horford is knocking down jumpers and hook shots inside the paint at high clip, resulting in him ranking in the top 10 in field goal percentage inside the paint.
Jeff Teague's shot selection this season has significantly improved, especially when it comes to 3s. He's taking fewer this season, instead focusing more on elbow jumpers. Last season, he shot 36 percent on elbow jumpers. That number is up to 54.2 percent this season.