You can only make shots that you attempt
By John Schuhmann, NBA.com
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HANG TIME NEW JERSEY — Shooting is important in the game of basketball. (This is not breaking news, by the way.)
Not only do good shooters put the ball in the basket at a higher rate than bad shooters, but their presence on the floor typically provides spacing for their teammates looking to score in the paint.
To see the importance of shooting, you only need to see the Miami Heat’s numbers with Ray Allen and/or James Jones on the floor in the playoffs.
In 328 minutes with at least one of the two veteran bombers on the floor, the Heat have scored more than 120 points per 100 possessions. That’s 14 percent better than the the league average in the postseason (105.6).
In 200 minutes with neither on the floor, the Heat have scored…
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