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Malcolm Brogdon: The game closer Celtics desperately needed

 I never thought the Boston Celtics had any shot at adding Malcolm Brogdon to the roster, but here he is - in Beantown. He is the crafty, steadying influence who can be relied on to close games.

Boston beat the Bulls, 123-119 but once again relied too heavily on 3-pointers. As a team, they took 31 shots from behind the arc, making only nine of them, which computes to a lousy 29% accuracy. The shot chart is below:

How about Brogdon? He took ZERO shots from 3-point range but was 9-of-10 from the field. Take a look at his shot chart below:

Much like Paul Pierce, Malcolm doesn't possess superior athleticism or quickness, but he uses his craftiness to work his way into the paint to finish at the hoop or dish off to a teammate. 

Brogdon was on the floor for game-closing time, along with Marcus Smart, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Fans can expect to see that same quintet for most game-ending situations, particularly come playoff time. Malcolm Brogdon appears to be a vital addition in Boston's quest for Banner 18.


  1. Hey there, Mr. Lane ... I'd lost track of you for a while, then saw (via Facebook) a reference to your work earlier today ... ironically, I posted about MB on C'life today as well.

    Glad to see that you are "pluggin' away" and pullin' fo9r the boys.

    1. Yes, been a while. Mostly, I do the writing for mental stimulation. It's not working yet - lol. Nice to hear from a former colleague.


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