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Don't Expect It To Become a Trend for Ray at The Stripe

Posted by GreenBanner18 on April 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

 Ray Allen #20 Of The Boston Celtics Warms Up

It has already been talked about to a great extent- Ray Allen missed not 1, not 2, but 3 crucial free throw attempts at the end of last game. If you take his regular season free three average (91.3%) and figure out the probability that he would miss 3 free throws in a row you come out to 0.06% chance of it happening. Of course that is eliminating the pressure of the playoffs, and being on the road or what not, but you get the point... The man doesn't miss free throws.

 

With that being said, he has had some rough patches during the regular season with his free shot attempts. Every single time he has had somewhat of a tough time for a couple of games, he comes back and goes on another streak of not missing. For example, on December 28th at Golden State, he went 3 of 5. The three games after that he went 21 for 22 or 95.5%. Then in games at home against Portland and the Clippers, he went 2 of 4 and 3 of 4 respectively. Again, for the next week and a half he went 19 for 21 or 90.5%.

 

You get my point. He missed key free throws in Miami in game 4.. and it won't happen again. He was just as puzzled as anyone else (you could tell by his reaction after missing). I am not worried, and I look forward to his moment to shine in upcoming series, especially the series against the Cavs.

 

(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

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