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Are We Witnessing The Downside Of Ray Allen?

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The current Big Three of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo are squeaking (at best) through the playoffs, narrowly winning a series over the Bulls and getting as far down as 28 points in their home loss to the Magic on Monday.

Allen has become increasingly reliant on zipping around off-ball screens since his tenure with the Celtics and was strangely reluctant to take JJ Redick off the dribble in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. 

He no longer displays the will to attack the basket, but simply to hover out on the perimeter and over-pass if he doesn't have the open shot. Over-passing leads to turnovers and the C's averaged 14.1 in the first-round, up from their season average. They had 14 more in...

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