5-6 FG / 1-2 3′s / 11 Points
See.. I told you they would start looking better. When you doubted me I came through. Very soon these charts will be like Picasso paintings and you will be in awe. The other day I did a shot chart breakdown on Paul Pierce for his performance in the game against New Jersey. You can get that chart here. It was a little blurry, but you got the gist of what I was getting at. I figured out how to not make them blurry. No, you dont need glasses, it was not your eyes playing tricks on you, it was pretty blurry.
Anyways, onto the shooting night Eddie had on Thursday against the Bulls at the TD Garden. I chose to do a shot chart on Eddie because he had been lights out against Chicago in the first 2 meetings these teams had this year. I coupled that with the fact that the night before in New Jersey, he shot terrible, in fact he only went 1-9. As House tends to do, I expected him to have a bounce back game, and he had just that.
Very early on, Eddie came into the game and was the typical spark off the bench the Celtics need. He hit his first 2 shots, one of which was a deep 2 after entering the game in the start of the 2nd. Then he hit a 3 very late in the 2nd quarter. What was shocking to me, was when the Celtics were struggling to find offense, and they did not bring in Eddie House. Throughout most of the 3rd quarter Eddie did not touch the floor. In what was very visible that Ray Allen was both tired, and not focused, Eddie who looked very confident was on the bench. Again, all fans are the best coaches right? No, but that is simply my opinion from what I saw. Eddie was the hot hand and he needed more than the 19 minutes of playing time he received.