The San Antonio Spurs went “bombs away” on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, hitting 20 3-pointers against their I-35 rival. They came close to the NBA record of 23, but even if they didn’t make history, it was a very impressive showing.
Leading the charge was guard Danny Green, who went 7-8 from outside, leading all scorers in the game with 25 points.
It was great to see Green lighting up the scoreboard, but his shooting has been incredibly inconsistent all year, especially from 3-point range. In fact, in the three games leading up to the game against the Mavs, Green was a combined 3-17 from beyond the arc, but it was only a few weeks ago that he went 7-9 against Charlotte.
Tony Parker said Green is still a work in progress, but that doesn’t mean the Spurs are going to keep him from shooting.
"[Green] is still working to be consistent,” Parker said. “We are still going to trust him. We are still going to get him the ball."
Green his shooting just under 40% on the year from outside, which is a very respectable number. The problem is that you just don’t know which shooter is going to show up on any given night.
I like that the Spurs show confidence in their young teammate, and let him shoot through his struggles because the reward is that he gives you games like the one on Sunday. Now it’s up to Green to pay back the Spurs for their trust and work on becoming more consistent.
What player doesn't struggle at times? Do we not remember when Ginobili struggled badly, or when Tony Parker and Duncan had bad times. This league is about continuing to push through the tough times. Green is solid for us. Before he came we always had to rely on Ginobili to give us a Spark. Now with the Green we have someone else who can do that. Green allows us to rest Manu and bring him off the bench so Manu can do what Manu does, bring that Spark off the bench.
Green is too inconsistent. He blows hot one night and friigid cold in another night. The Spurs live and die with the shooting of Green. On his off nights somebody has to take the slack. There's nobody in sight; not Neal, not Bonner, not Parker, not Manu and not Mills. Since the Spurs so much depend on him, consistency matters or at least shot those 3's more regularly.
@rtesoro440 He's a shooter what else he is supposed to do on offense? Yes other players are supposed to pick up when someone is struggling. It's called "Team" basketball. We don't just depend on Green we depend on everybody. If it were you out there you would want us to trust in you even if you are struggling. The team knows what Green is capable of so they try to build his confidence so he can get out of that funk. This team is not just about offense why Pop preaches defense so much. If the shot's don't fall let's do what we can to keep the other team from scoring. If we get hot late and have played good defense and are still in the game it can be beneficial for us.