Friday, January 30, 2015

Sixers' Foes Stalling on Threes

Sixers opponents have struggled from the arc.

Sixers' Foes Stalling on Threes

Thanks in no large part to the Pistons' 0-for-10 shooting from the arc Friday night, the Sixers are now holding their opponents under 30.0% on three-point field-goal percentage for the season.

Date Opponent Result 3FG        Pct.      Season    Pct.   
Dec. 26   at Trail Blazers   L  103-107 9-19 .474   9-19 .474
Dec. 28 at Suns W 103-  83     2-11 .182 11-30 .367
Dec. 30 at Jazz L   99-102 6-16 .375 17-46 .370
Dec. 31 at Warriors W 107-  79 4-17 .235 21-63 .333
Jan. 4 at Hornets W 101-  93 3-10 .300 24-73 .329
Jan. 6 Pistons W   96-73 0-10 .000 24-83 .289
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