Efficiency vs. shot volume. Miami is third in the league in makes, last in attempts, and first in effective field goal percentage (54.69% efg). Milwaukee leads the NBA in attempts, ranks 8th in makes, and sits at 24th in effective field goal percentage (47.54% efg). That's all I have to say about that.
Things coming up Monta. Over his past 10 games, Monta Ellis has averaged 25.5 points (51% fg, 30% 3fg), 7.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.7 steals, all of which are well above his season averages. In perfect Bucks-ian fashion, the team is still -.2 plus/minus with Ellis on the floor (also an improvement over Ellis' season plus/minus of -.5), and has a 6-4 record over that span that includes the same game-to-game inconsistencies we see when Ellis is playing poorly.
Still, as shown in the shot charts below, Ellis is on a tear at the rim, and consistently hitting a ton of those 15-20 foot jumpers he so loves. If anything, this is a case study in how a natural penetrator flourishes when playing next to shooters that are threatening without the ball in their hands.
Bucks vs. Heat Preview: Streaking in Milwaukee
Brew Hoop | Mar 15