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When: Game 4 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, Western Conference Semifinals

Stat of the line: 37 units, 6 assists and 4 rebounds

After a poor first half in which he scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, Parker came out firing in the third act, making six of his seven shots and finishing with 14 points in the quarter. While Games 2 and 3 of the series were decided in overtime, Parker took it upon himself to make sure that 48 minutes were all that would be needed in Game 4 by scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter to finish the sweep. Parker is the right man in the right place. He was better than Conley in the Final of The West Conference. Pretty good , very efficient with his runs.

Parker has scored at least 30 points in 15 of his 166 career playoff games and this 37 point performance would be good for his fourth highest scoring game in the playoffs.

This game, for Tony Parker, wasn’t defined by big dunks or a flurry of 3-pointers. In fact, the engine behind Parker’s playoff performance is his offensive efficiency. His capacity to be such efficient is very good for Spurs. They can rely on him during a whole post season. Parker needs to be more highlighted.

Tony Parker’s 37 points with a .714 field-goal percentage marked the first time since 2009 that a guard has scored at least 35 points while shooting better than 70 percent in the playoffs. The last guard to do it? Tony Parker himself. Spurs is the perfect team to show the power of Parker.


Lebron James is rolling in deep with his shooting selection and he is producing  many versatile copies.



Just look at James’s numbers please ! James has 21 double-doubles and 2 triple-doubles but  missed often that performance for only one assist.

Barrier breaker !

Lebron James is the first player in the league to drop at least 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games.

I love watching LeBron James running the floor and go to the basket to throw down spectacular dunks.

This night, LeBron James dropped 30 points , 9 dimes and collected 6 boards vs Blazers. James is the top leader in versatile games. James holds an NBA high 16 games with 30 pts, 5 assists and 5 rebounds. Kevin Durant a warrior for MVP Title is second , 6 games behind with a double-digit production of 10.

Stronger than Jordan ? Oh, be patient, MJ who will turn on 50 years and has 6 NBA titles. LeBron James has only one ring.

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For this game against Portland Trail Blazers  a team highlighted by a surprising first year boy , called Damian Lillard.

Blazers have seen who is Lebron James. Damian Lillard was terrific with a game high of 33 units.  So far,It was the 25th time Lillard scored more than 20 points this season, adding to his rookie-of-the-year credentials. Sure Lillard is the top rookie.

Well, tremendous stats continue to pile up for LeBron James. And there seems to be no end . We are the witness of such an unique player !  James is rolling deep and Heat are furious.  It’s a 6th consecutive win for Floridian guys.

LeBron is finding his way in paint to increase his percentage.

James is phenomenal in shooting choice.

He has made 66 of his last past 92 shoots. Now he stands alone in an exercise who only Malone and Dantley succeeded to collect 5 consecutive game with 30 points or more while shooting 60% from the floor.

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Most Consecutive Games with 30+ Points and 60+ FG percent – NBA History

LeBron James 6 (active) 2012-13
Moses Malone 5 1981-82
Adrian Dantley 5 1979-80

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” That’s why  he is who he is ” said his coach Erik Spoelstra ” The best player in the game ”

Also to win this game, the trident Bosh , Wade, and … were pretty good and collected together an amazing total of 86 points, while shooting 32 for 49 from the field. In union we trust !

It was the 1000th regular season win in heat history after a total of 1969 games.  Now Miami is .058%.

Miami has been in the Nba since 1989 and was sometimes in trouble to win games. But now  , Bosh, Wade, James are making the history of South Beach ! But the story of the night is for sure, the new accomplishment made by LeBron James.

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MIAMI, FL – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat brings the ball up court against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 12, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami,  Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Is Lebron James able to expand his current streak ?

No Slowing down please  LeBron !

Please share and vote !

The Heat and Thunder meet for the second and final match-up this season. The HEAT won their previous match-up earlier this season on Christmas Day, 103-97, in Miami.


Rookie Motor ! Ladies and Gentlemen it’s time to evoke the best rookies of the league in the NBA.

So, This column ranks sharply the best rookies among the league …

D.Lillard, A.Davis are in good position, the last games will be crucial if Davis solved his injuries to play more minutes.

If you don’t remember, it’s always good and interesting to evoke the former rookie of the last campaign.

Kyrie Irving, from Duke, was terrific in his first year.

He was 18.5 points per game , 5.4 apg and 3.7 rpg in 51 games. He played in 30.5 minutes per game.

Nowadays, after learning all the tricks of the tough NBA. He is clearly in the top 10 among all guards. Byron Scott is fussy with his cornerstone player. He wants Kyrie to produce perfect basketball, but we have a problem in Cleveland. Cleveland is drowning his basketball.

Irving shows an amazing ability to got into the lane at ease with a furious first step. Also he breaks down defenders off the dribble and his assist’s capacity is real. It will only rise as the Cavs put a better team around him.

After playing just eleven games at Duke due to injury, Kyrie Irving was a somewhat unknown at N°1. But it did not take long time for the very confident australian native point guard to cement himself as the first choice of the 2011 draft. He’s not only a shining prolific scorer , with 18.5 ppg in his first year. He was able to sink clutch shots and showed a leadership that will make him the angularstone of the lowly Cavs, rebuilding without LeBron James in South Beach.

This season, Irving was annoyed because of physic failure, but he is on the game when he takes the control of the game.

On Sat Dec 15, 2012 , Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 41 points on 15-for-25 shooting while wearing a black face mask after breaking a bone in his face against the Bucks on Friday night .

Rookie motor : Lillard is the number one to lead Portland.

On 11 January 2013 a new first year boy emerged as a veteran player.

THE FACTS: Making his first professional appearance in his native town of Oakland, Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard stole the show Friday. The Golden State Warriors weren’t going to let him steal the victory, however.

Lillard, the No. 6 pick in this year’s draft, netted a career-high 37 points and the best for a rookie but couldn’t quite drag the Blazers all the way back from a 20-point third-quarter deficit and the Warriors hung on to win 103-97.

Lillard missed seven straight shots and was 3-for-11 on the night before exploding for 29 points over the game’s final 16 1/2 minutes. He went 12-for-14 and 5-for-7 on 3-pointers in that stretch, an unstoppable display that almost snatched a fifth straight victory for Portland.

Lillard’s teammates weren’t able to match his brilliance, however. The rest of the Trail Blazers shot just 29.9 percent from the floor, including a combined 6-for-29 performance from tired LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews.

Lillard played in Utah for the first time since leaving Weber State , a shot drive from Salt Lake City, the land of Jazz franchise.

Lillard had a warm welcome before dropping 26 units despite a shy start. Lillard scored 20 of his 26 after the break.


1. Damian Lillard

N°6 overall pick from Weber State.

Game played : 49

Mins per game : 38.6

PPG : 18.4

REBSPG : 3.3

APG : 6.5

SPG : 1.0

EFF : 17.12

He ranks five in the NBA in minutes per game with 38.6.

For me, he is the favourite to join Kyrie Irving, and others players who broke the house down before.

On 26 December 2012. he was just two rebounds shy of his first career triple double in his 39 career game.

Next motor : A strong forward who loves blocking shots.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE (University of Kentucky 2011-12): Left Kentucky for the NBA after leading Wildcats to a national championship in his freshman season…won six of the seven major National Player of the Year awards, getting the nod from the AP, USBWA and Basketball Times, and capturing the Wooden, Adolph Rupp and Naismith awards…named Final Four Most Outstanding Player as UK won a national title…led the nation in blocks (4.65 bpg), while leading the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (10.4 rpg) and field goal percentage

PERSONAL: Proud Member of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team that captured the gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics…averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.6 minutes per game while shooting 64.7% from the floor for Team USA at the London Olympics…

Davis was a terrific player before to join the NBA. The hype was not a lie !! Davis produced impressive numbers !!

Averaged 32 points, 22 rebounds, and seven blocked shots as a senior at Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago…named Co-MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks…registered 14 points, six rebounds and four blocks in the McDonald’s All-American Game…posted 16 points with 10 rebounds for the USA team in the Nike Hoops Summit


2. Anthony Davis : 1st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Davis needs more games and more minutes to display his basketball skills.Two question emerge to talk about him.

Is he a good player ? He is able to play 30-35 minutes like the favourite Lillard ?

Firstly, you don’t want to cruise the ranking, especially considering his early season injuries. Then, Hornets are struggling and are not exactly the same team without Chris Paul an MVP contender. Indeed Hornets are not really a threatening team to make the post season this season. The first pick is asking for more minutes. If you push Davis with 30-35 minutes per game he is averaging 16 ppg and 10 repg with 2 blocks. And he posted 7 of his 8 double doubles in that split. whereas he played less than 30 minutes he’s 11.11 ppg and only 5.6 rebs per game.

Currently he’s averaging 28.3 mpg for 13.1 ppg 7.6 rebspg and 1.8 blocks per game in 36 games.

Take a break ! The Next dude is a monster boy of 19 years old.

We have unfortunately lost Celtic rookie Sullinger for the season to back issues. So hopefully Drummond’s recent injury is solved.


3. Pistons rookie Andre Drummond : 9 th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. A good choice.

Drummond played only 5 fives minutes on Wednesday , for a rare virgin box score ,when 0 boards , for only the second time this season.

He says the injury isn’t related to an injury from the summer, so hopefully this is something that won’t linger, because the Pistons’ rookie has been impressive lately. In his last prolific game the big boy missed his 9 double doubles for one rebound.

From Elias: Pistons rookie Andre Drummond had 12 rebounds and three blocked shots while playing 19:31 in Detroit’s win over Cleveland on Monday. Since the NBA began tracking blocked shots in 1973, only three other rookies have had a game of at least 12 rebounds and three blocked shots while playing fewer than 20 minutes: Robert Parish in 1976, Ralph Sampson in 1983 and Brian Williams (later known as Bison Dele) in 1992.

Drummond’s 18/18 Game Is The First By A Detroit Rookie Since 1978

From Elias: Rookie Andre Drummond registered 18 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons in their loss to the Bucks. Drummond is the first Pistons rookie with that many points and rebounds in one game since Terry Tyler recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds on Oct. 17, 1978 against the New Orleans Jazz.

Games played : 50

Points per game : 7.3

Rebounds per game : 7.5

Eff : 13.40


4. A man who likes being in the intense cold of Minnesota with Wolves. It’s for a while the good surprise to break the famous afro american hegemony in the production of the next faces of the NBA.

The Russian guy is learning how to be tough in the NBA full of wild and voracious players.

Shved was undrafted , but as a free agent from Euroleague, he brings a lot into the NBA with his basketball IQ.

In my sorting, I choose to award an European dude because he’s producing a good basketball execution. He takes care of the ball and shares the ball at ease. And I love his shoots.

In the five games since coming back from a sprained ankle, Alexey Shved has averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 assists, scoring in double-digits in three of the five. He has, however, struggled a little bit from the field, shooting just 38 percent from the field and 26% from 3-point range.

So far, this season he’s 0.313% from deep with 61 3 pointers connected.

Minnesota is 2-0 when A.Shved posted a double-double assists / points.

Game played : 41

Points per game : 10.8

Apg : 4.6

Rpg : 2.6

Eff : 10.02

See why the Timberwolves’ Alexey Shved was nominated for the Kia Rookie of the month award in January.

In January 10 30.6 0.324 0.238 0.758 0.5 1.5 2.0 4.4 0.9 0.7 10.5
In February 4 24.2 0.348 0.333 0.625 1.0 2.5 3.5 4.8 0.2 0.5 11.2
In November 15 24.3 0.389 0.313 0.868 0.7 1.9 2.6 3.7 0.6 0.5 10.4
In December 12 32.1 0.420 0.355 0.556 0.6 2.2 2.8 5.8 1.1 0.2 11.4
41 28.1 0.376 0.313 0.736 0.6 2.0 2.6 4.6 0.8 0.4 10,8

See why Lillard is the leader of the rookie ladder.

1 * Damian Lillard , POR 49 38.6 18.4
2 * Anthony Davis , NOH 36 28.4 13.0
3 * Alexey Shved , MIN 41 28.1 10.8
4 * Andre Drummond , DET 50 19.7 7.3

Now it’s time to vote and share if you have a couple of minutes ! Thank you !


The Oracle Arena saw an another epic game this night.

Stephen Curry, dropped 31 points and secured an important steal in the final seconds to help Warriors to outduel league leading Oklahoma City Thunder.

The point guard of Oakland displayed an All-Star performance. He was 8-for-13 from inside the arc and handed out seven assists to offer easy baskets.  We just can point out his performance by his clumsiness at three-points. He was just 3-for-14.

” I’m sure we are surprising people ” stated Curry. He’s right !  Expectations for Golden State were low at the beginning of the season.

Warriors , behind only one playoff  ticket since 1994, are 26-15 owning the fifth best record in the toughest conference.

Warriors moved to a 26-15 record after 41 games. This season Dubs are excellent , able to beat elite teams. That’s the franchise’s best first half record since 1991-1992 with the TMC connexion. Memories, memories. Warriors are making a tremendous all-around production.

Their impressive run is marked by surprising home victories against top western teams such as  Clippers and Thunder.

Warriors rely on a fascinating man ! His name is David Lee. Golden State forward is a serious contender to be among the Western Conference All-Star reservers. Coaches are making their choices ! Don’t forget Lee !

David is the only player to average at least 19 pts , 10 rebs and 3 dimes per night. On Wednesday, he chipped in 22 points and pulled down 12 boards for his league 17th game of at least 20 and 10. A monster double double machine is rolling !

Kevin Durant made a fantastic game but was not enough to stop Warriors. He tailed 33 points , dished out 9 dimes. His impact was limited by six turnovers , part of 19 on the night for the visitors.

The other guerilla  weapon was rusty. R.Westbrook was not on his game ! His arms were shaky ! He collected a season low tying just 10 units. Is Westbrook slowing down ? The motion needs to pay attention. Because Thunder clearly  need a complement to help Westbrook in point guard position when he is in pain with outside shoot.

Warriors broke a serious record this night ! This was first Thunder defeat in 30 games when Thunder led after three acts.

Indeed, Thunder led the game 79-76. To break Thunder’s hegemony, Golden State made a tough final corner to outscore Thunder by 8, passing a team high quarter game of 28.  Stephen Curry was the game changer to make the final decision.

This intense contest was high in colours , we have seen 19 changes of leader, 16 ties ,and no leads above double digits figures.

A closed game won by home team.



Kevin’s 32  points carried the Thunder over Clippers in the matchup of the West Conference while “supersonic” point guard R. Westbrook added 26 to help the franchise player. Thunder won 109-97 vs Clippers.

The quotation :

“We’ve got 82 games and we want to play well every night,” “We don’t put more emphasis on any one game. We know the Clippers are one of the best teams, and with Chris Paul in or out, they’ve still got a great team.” Thunder coach Scott Brooks stated.

The stat :

The stat of the game was in favor of Thunder’s offense.

Indeed, Thunder did an outstanding job with game changers called triples.

With 15-for-27 from deep , they connected  their best triple since they moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.  In their best season , they were 11-for-23 from long-range in their 53 minutes exhausting contest where they finally ran over Clippers 117-111 at home on November 21, 2012.

The player of the night :

In his last contest VS Clippers, Durant poured in 35 units and was pretty clumsy.

He was below  the 40% mark from the field including a bad 2-for-6 from 3’s.

Also , Kevin Durant scored 37 points, making 20-of-21 free throws in this intense duel between the two best Nord-West Division teams.

This night he was terrific and accurate.

He sank 5-for-6 behind the arc whereas he produced a 30% “paper”  in the last game  against Denver  on 1/20/13 at  Pepsi Center .

He dropped a game high with 32 points and reach the first the 1200 points plateau.

Denver scenario was an accident :

The Thunder fell to 10-1 on the season when Durant scores 35-or-more points. It means that Thunder underwent their first loss of the season while KD dropping 35-or-more points.

Denver was at the top his game with 121 points and improved an amazing 16-3 home record with this win vs Thunder.

Durant , with a best focus, was better and scored 32 units whom 24 in the second half to lift his team to collect a big win.

At Staples Center behind a crowd of 19,451  spectators  he showed why he is an elite rare player in the NBA.

He was able to play his best basketball with such an unusual capacity to drop shoots after shoots without feeling shaking hands.

Durant’s big production since the new year :

In January he is producing an elite 32.3 points per game. Behind this constant prolific production Durant is the first player to reach the 1200 points plateau.

Now, he is 1241 points outpacing Kobe Bryant who is under 1200 with 1199. He’s on the top with 29.5 ppg.

During this span, Durant tailed a career-best 52 points during the Thunder’s victory over Dallas on Jan. 18 where he likes shinning !

In the game, Durant went a perfect 21-of-21 from the free throw line (tied for second best free throw shooting performance in NBA history; Dominique Wilkins went 23-of-23 in 1992) The “ highlight machine man “ made his reputation by his capacity to rise above the rim, but was an elite accurate  player in free throw line.

Kevin Durant increased his production to finally surpass Kobe Bryant thanks to a good January month.

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Kevin Durant wants to pull down a championship trophy and hope to win a four straight  scoring title to stun other competitors and legends to force admiration in the pursuit of the happiness.

This matchup between the league’s two best teams was highlighted by the tough duel between the two best scorers in the game called B.Griffin and K.Durant.

A duel between B.Griffin and K.Durant :

In this game, B Griffin exploded for 31 points, and was shortly outdueled by K.Durant who collected 32 points .

Audience and broadcasters would keep in mind that Thunder is better than Clippers this  regular season. Postseason remains an other business for Viny Del Negro and his duds.

The  great absent of the game :

Chris Paul missed the game due to a painful bruised right kneecap. We hope to see him running the floor very soon.  If Chris Paul has played this game , we would have seen another story ! Don’t you think ? In my eyes, the doubt does not exist !

Chemistry I ask ! :

Sharing the ball was the biggest issue of the home team this night. Chris Paul is the top player in assists for Clippers.

Indeed , Clippers , the home team  , were unselfish with ball, they were outscored by 9 dimes , finishing with only 15 , not enough to matchup marvelous Thunder.

Kevin Durant and Co finished the game with 24 assists enough to make the difference and create easy baskets to take the lead.

A fever third quarter for visitors :

Thunder found their path in the third quarter outscoring Clippers by 10 scoring a  quarter high of 33 units to destroy the Clippers fighting spirit. They made the difference in this act.

Notable :

Thunder skillfully succeeded  to hold famished Clippers under 100 points.

Thunder are now 29-2 when they scored 100 points or more.

Thunder are 33-9 and remains the only team in the NBA under 10 losses. And the worst is Cavs which underwent 32 defeats.

Now , Thunder tied San Antonio  with 33 wins.

Moreover, Thunder are 18-7 against teams collecting more victories than losses.

A key stat to show how Thunder is playing  focusing games against the best teams in the league.

Center cured Dwight Howard  powered Lakers to end 6-game losing streak

The fact of the game :

Dwight Howard came at arena expecting to sit out another game because of his painful shoulder. But He was on the lineup.

He helped the Los Angeles Lakers to stop their longest losing streak in nearly six years. A relief for Lakers fan

Double Double Machine  did well the job :

Howard tailed a monster double double with 22 points and  14  rebounds in his return.

The Lakers ended their six-game losing streak with a 113-93 win over the leaderless team Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night.

Bryant’s barometer is working

Kobe Bryant the best scorer in the league ,chipped in 23 points for the Lakers, who collected their first victory of  new year while ending their longest losing streak since February 2007.


In Wins 16 36.7 .475 5.6 6.0 0.2 1.4 2.7 25.9
In Losses 21 40.2 .475 4.6 3.9 0.3 1.6 2.7 32.9

In this contest , Bryants scored less than 30 points and handed out 6 assists. Figures explain for a while Laker’s trends : If your are reluctant to trust these fantasy figures ! Don’t read notes of the game because figures are the essence of data collectors and coachs are even juggling with  keys figures to be more efficient and earn wins. Stats  talk in basketball !

Good :

Nash sank three free throws, going to a perfect 18 for 18 this season and increasing his minuscule lead on Mark Price for the best free throw percentage in NBA history.

Bad :

The Lakers topped the Cavs with an impressive total of 22 turnovers, including 18 by their starting lineup.

Dwight with 7 was pretty careless with the ball.

Player of the game : Howard

Howard with safe shoots went 9 for 11 despite his torn labrum while leading Los Angeles to an easy victory over the lowly Cavaliers, who topped the Lakers last month with a huge Kile Irving scoring 28 points and handing out 11 assists to a 100-94.

Nash played an other structured game with 10 points and nine clever assists  to rule the game.

The Lakers’s win relied on their good defensive effort, and Bryant showed the way with a tough defensive strain vs the awful Cavs.

Point guards Irving and Dion Waiters recorded both 15 points apiece for Cleveland, which has dropped seven of nine.

Alonzo Gee added 14 points for the Cavaliers, who were led by 19 points in the first quarter.

Cleveland (9-30) is barely ahead of Washington (6-28) for the NBA’s worst record.

The stat of the game :

The Lakers went 13 for 25 in deep range and collected a season high  58.0% from the floor handing out 32 assists to ruin Cavs.


West’ first triple double career powered  Pacers to a win 96-88 vs Bobcats

Playing without their best offensive player , Paul George , Indiana was looking for offensives answers.

Indeed, their low-scoring game 98 vs hopeless Charlotte Bobcats appeared surely while on the opening act Pacers were clumsy and missed their first ten shoots of the game.

After a slow first half, Indiana was better on the second half with 53 points while Charlotte scored only 43 points whom 20 in the third corner.

George Hill dropped 19 points , DJ Augustin added a season high 18 and Indiana topped the Bobcats for a fourth straight win.:


David West  a former all-star with a new balanced performance behind his first triple double in his career was pretty efficient. He tailed 14 points , 12 rebounds and handed out a career high 10 assists. He was everywhere on the court playing with a high basketball IQ.

He was the overwhelming player to stretch score and defense because he offered 26 points for his teammates because of West’s 10 assists, six came on 3-pointers who literally means 18 points in the bank if you pay attention a couple of second.

His only bad performance was prehaps his four turnovers but for the rest he was amazing. He finished with a ration of 2,5 assists per turnover an excellent ratio for a big man.


Ben Gordon scored 21 off the bench to lead Charlotte (9-27), which lost for the 22nd time in 24 games, while Kemba Walker contributed for 16.

TURNING POINT: Charlotte led 10-1 in the first period but after Pacers found way in defense and cleaned the glass with  17 offensives rebounds. Roy Hibbert with 8 offensives rebounds collected almost  the total of Charlotte who finished with 9

Pacers outrebounded Charlotte 48-38.

Pacers have won eight of their last 10 games and are 21-14 now.At the final they were under 100 points for the seven time in seven contest but win is more important than points.

According to a survey made by Pacers are a serious team in post season ! Look the votes now !

Once healthy, how far can the Pacers go this season?

  • First-round playoff exit 35k
  • East semifinals 71k
  • East finals 24k
  • NBA Finals 5k
  • NBA champions 9 K


“They were doubling David just about every time he touched the ball and we knew that would open up some things for our 3-point shooters.”
— Indiana coach Frank Vogel.

“I’ve been close to a triple-double a bunch of times and finally pushed it through tonight.”
— West.

THE STAT WAS FOR WEST : Of West’s 10 assists, six came on 3-pointers.