The Celtics face the Magic in Orlando Friday night hoping to make it two wins in a row. Check out a few interesting stats going into the game.
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We all know that Brandon Bass is no stranger to the jump shot. He's one of the better big men in the league when it comes to those 12-18 foot jumpers. But Bass is finding the closer he gets to the baseline, the better the shot - no backboard necessary. Bass currently leads the NBA in baseline two-point field goal percentage at 80%.
CRAWFORD HITTING THE J
His teammates give him props for his play at the point, but Jordan Crawford becoming a more efficient scorer stands out as well. He's averaging about nine points per game - the same as he did a year ago with the Celtics - while taking fewer shots courtesy of shooting 53.8 percent on jumpers compared to just 38.9 percent last season.
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He's averaging a career-best 17 points per game despite not fully utilizing his greatest asset - his speed - to get to the basket for easy lay-ups and dunks. More than 36 percent of his shot attempts came on lay-ups and dunks last season, but they make up just 22 percent of his shots this year.