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A change in approach has the Mike Scott Hive alive and well

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Mike Scott’s February Renaissance Stats Mike Scott First 8 Games Mike Scott Last 8 Games Stats Mike Scott First 8 Games Mike Scott Last 8 Games FGA 44 17 FGM 14 11 MPG 19.1 15.8 3’s Attempted 36 12 3’s Made 9 9 3pt % 25.00% 75%

A recent trend that many a Sixers fan and writer has brought to light recently is the widespread team reluctance to launch 3s. This is what made Tuesday night’s drubbing of the Pacers even more enjoyable, as the Sixers launched 35 triples throughout the game, most of which came prior to the fourth quarter when the outcome was already in hand. A Mike Scott semi-open 3 isn’t the worst thing that can happen to an offensive possession for the Sixers, but it’s not preferred to swinging the ball to the next open man to find a better shooter/scorer on perimeter, or to eventually dump it down to the MVP frontrunner inside.

Compare that to Scott’s nine makes from deep during his past eight games. I’ve lamented the Sixers lack of size in their bench, which often results in four small, young dudes plus foul-machine Dwight Howard on the inside, and Scott at 6-foot-9 somewhat solves that issue.

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